In the Bürgergarten of the Eschenheimer Anlage at Eschenheimer Tor, Franz Neudeck’s work entitled „The Luminous Gaze", presents lanterns depicting the portraits and „glances“ of Frankfurt’s people. On closer inspection, however, these portraits are so much more – they represent different aspects of the concepts and symbols of Romanticism. Historical themes of the city are thus viewed from the perspectives of those living in today’s Frankfurt.
The lanterns, superimposed by the luminous gaze, also portray the contemporary equivalents of the historical symbols. The shimmering lanterns consist of LED-powered cubes, made of various types of paper and film. Partially transparent, they make the deeper-lying representations in the layered walls recognizable or readable.
At 8 pm on Thursday, March 12th, as part of a vernissage, Frankfurt art historian Pascal Heß will present the lanterns in an introductory tour and highlight aspects of historical romanticism in relation to contemporary, digital romanticism.
Franz Neudeck lives and works as an architect and conceptual artist in Frankfurt. His artistic work is characterized by detailed designs as both images and graphics, as well as photographs which, in a mixture of techniques, are repeatedly combined with drawings. His sculptural works are closely connected to light art. In recent years, he created several light sculptures, which thematically explore the city, especially for the Luminale in Frankfurt.