Art on the Arlberg in front of Hotel Auriga

The fourth sculpture of the ARTWALK in Lech is based on the personal experience of commissioner Ingo Strolz. An adventurous car rally posing numerous challenges to the hotelier led to intense questions about goals in life. Gabriele Brunner’s realisation of the corresponding idea turned out to be a technical challenge as the artwork is attached to the ground at only one spot while floating freely. In addition, the fact that there is lots of snow on the Arlberg in winter had to be considered.

The small ribbons and rods of the artwork– their airiness symbolising the lines on a globe – make the steel seem unusually light. At the same time, the coordinates of the home of Ingo Strolz are a gift for the much-travelled man.

Life as a path to the goal

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When guests of Hotel Auriga stand in front of the sculpture carrying the coordinates of Lech am Arlberg, they have reached their destination. Their holiday destination, their home for a few days, a geographical destination amidst the Alps. But what goals beyond are there to be reached? The question of personal goals and how to achieve them is perpetual. And maybe, in the end, it’s nothing more than the inner satisfaction stemming from the sum of all goals.

Gabriele Brunner enquires into geographical and inner goals with the sculpture COORDINATES, and whether they are actually far away or can ultimately be found at home. No question is asked quicker, none is harder to answer.

“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.”
George Moore

Finding one’s home on the ARTWALK in Lech

Car rally Peking – Paris 2016

What were Ingo Strolz’s goals when he faced the challenges of the toughest classic car race in the world? Travelling on two continents and through different cultures inevitably raises the question about the next goal, yet unavoidably touches its meta-level. Ingo Strolz arrived in Paris after 35 days and 13,694 Paris. Had he reached his true destination?


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