Statues - Hither & Thither
Das Gehende Kreuz oder Der Auferstandene - am Gehen gehindert
The Walking Cross or The Resurrected - Prevented from Walking
Burkhard Zeunert & Reiner Friedrich
The iron work of art deals with typical themes of the 1970s: ecumenism, nuclear power and social responsibility.
It is a cross with legs, which are restrained by some hands. In the middle of the cross, a turquoise lead crystal (no longer present) with a crown of thorns represents the crucified Jesus.
On the left arm of the cross there are figures on the way towards a concentration camp archway with the inscription "Arbeit macht frei" (Work sets you free). To the right, a tightrope walker is balancing between the towers of a Christian church as a sign of an ecumenical movement that is to be shaped sensitively. In front of it, a synagogue appeals to Christian-Jewish dialogue. Below the arm are prisoners behind bars.
On the right arm is a nuclear power plant next to a colliery. People seem to fall into a net stretched over the power plant.
A second work by Zeunert und Friedrich is the Weltkugel nearby. The church is closed since 2014.
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