„The 1st Prize winning design by Roland Fuhrmann, entitled Zusammenhalt (“Cohesion”) presents a mixture of finely structured steles and an image that can be recognised as anamorphosis, albeit only from a single perspective, namely from within the security zone, i.e. behind the well-guarded fence. So you have to get inside there to start with! Anyone from outside wishing to enjoy the anamorphosis will have to attend one of the annual open days at the Federal Ministry of the lnterior, or BMI for short.
The winner is one of the few, if not the only design that offers passers-by outside the fence a completely different view from the users of the prohibited gardens themselves. lt makes visiting the garden an event, since each anamorphosis activates within us an iconic joy at a surprising connection between disparate themes, so seldom encountered in real life. But every society that does not wish to become homogenised as a community or nation is also disparate, so the anamorphosis has a special significance‚ since it illustrates to employees and visitors at the BMI the differences in ways of life, backgrounds and appearances of people that are brought together here as if in a random picture. In a way, what can be seen in the garden is an exemplary clientele of the BMI, while living representatives of the same clientele wonder by outside the fence, without seeing more than an appealing arrangement of steles. That not only has a certain exclusivity, but also humour.“ [more …]