Hartung + Trenz
Since 25 years Detlef Hartung and Georg Trenz are realizing text projections for the inside and outside working as a team predominately. From the very beginning they have been working with a number of analogue sources of projection in such way that the texture would not only shape architectural space but also allow the interplay of different levels of projection. In 2012 they realized their first digitally animated projection in the course of “Lichtströme” inKoblenz. In their typographical experiments they explore the symbolic dimension of characters as representation of definitions and contents. While playing with size and intervals, proportions and movement patterns as well as transparent and non-transparent overlays their black and white textures are forming. They can be compared to “Sehtexte” which Ferdinand Kriwet realized in the 1960s. As ephemeral surfaces for build architecture they become visual scores in which the quality of characters is envisioned as well as associative dimension.
The projection of Hartung and Trenz refers to the white cube that dominates the Sternplatz. They make it the scope of their projection. The scope as freedom and tolerance is the guiding principle of their texts, the playfulness is the leitmotif of their animation concept. The conceptual overlays of different levels are continued in the typographic implementation. They are in the tradition of the ancient figure poems as well as in concrete poetry, where the graphical version of texts opens up additional options of readings and meaning.
LichtRouten-Site: Allen-Haus at Sternplatz
The commercial building was completed in 2009 and its architecture is a defining part of the new Sternplatz. The building was designed by MRLV architects and landscape architects WES from Hamburg. By April 2013, Mayer’s bookstore was located there. The building is called “Allen House” thanks to the Irish financial investor Samuel Bertram “Bert” Allen, who owns a large portfolio in Luedenscheid.