heike mutter + ulrich genth: tiger and turtle magic mountain
 
heike mutter + ulrich genth: tiger and turtle   magic mountain heike mutter + ulrich genth: tiger and turtle   magic mountain
nov 21, 2011

heike mutter + ulrich genth: tiger and turtle magic mountain

‘tiger & turtle – magic mountain’ by heike mutter and ulrich genth in landmarke angerpark, city of duisburg, germany all images courtesy heike mutter and ulrich genth image © heike mutter and ulrich genth

introduced to the public on 13 november 2011, ‘tiger & turle – magic mountain’ by hamburg-based duo heike mutter / ulrich genth is a large walkable outdoor sculpture on the heinrich hildebrand höhn in duisburg, germany. resting on the highest point of the undulating park, the rollercoaster-like structure allows visitors to walk along its elevated lanes with views of the western ruhr.

within site image © heike mutter and ulrich genth

pulling from the rolling nature of the landscape, the three-dimensional sculpture features a one meter-wide flight of stairs that curves and rises in expressive gestures. much like an actual rollercoaster, the winding path eventually bends in on itself into a complete – but unwalkable – loop. the piece required extensive engineering and was developed in collaboration with german architect arnold walz. LED-lights have been incorporated into the handrails to illuminate the sculpture at night.

photo by werner hannappel image © heike mutter and ulrich genth

in use image © heike mutter and ulrich genth

from stairs image © heike mutter and ulrich genth

image © heike mutter and ulrich genth

view of the loop image © heike mutter and ulrich genth

at night photo by werner hannappel image © heike mutter and ulrich genth

illuminated handrails image © heike mutter and ulrich genth

image © heike mutter and ulrich genth

image © heike mutter and ulrich genth

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