FOURTEEN MEMORIES OF A RAINDROP, 2008

FOURTEEN MEMORIES OF A RAINDROP 

 

July 2008
4th International Sculptors´ Symposium Davos, Switzerland
 

 

Theme of the Sculptors´ Symposium: 14 WAYS TO DESCRIBE RAIN – a twelve-tone composition by Hanns Eisler, written in 1942, composed for the silent film REGEN by Joris Ivens, Holland 1929. More information: Theodor W. Adorno and Hanns Eisler, "Composing for the Films".

 

FOURTEEN MEMORIES OF A RAINDROP 

 

 

The sculpture  represents the macroscopic photograph of a drop of water hitting a surface, magnified to human scale.

It consists of 14 scorched tree trunks placed in a circle, representing the perpetual cycle of nature.

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 



 
 
 

  

 

 

 

They are topped with bell jars in the colors which water takes on in its most varied forms: fog, continuous rain, a bog lake, a mountain stream, a lagoon, ice, a lake, the ocean viewed from high above in an airplane, rain by day, rain at dusk, etc.

One of the bell jars is engraved with texts on RAIN (by Leonard Cohen, Janis Joplin, Pablo Neruda and Ueda Akinari). The texts express the deep melancholy which afflicts some people when it is raining.

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

FOURTEEN MEMORIES OF A RAINDROP
EVA MOOSBRUGGER
2008