Heat is a form of motion – das Rumford-Labor

Martin Fengel

Apr — Nov 14

Billboard at Lenbachplatz

Side view of the billboard on Lenbachplatz, looking towards the city centre. The billboard shows a work by the artist Martin Fengel. It shows four objects on a black background. A white underlined "R" in capital letters. A white circle with a grey image of two potatoes. A white circle with rays emanating from the side, in the centre of which is a black and white portrait of Count Rumford. A second circle with a black and white portrait of a man in profile, possibly also Count Rumford.

Heat is a form of motion – das Rumford-Labor, 2014 © Foto: Martin Fengel

“Heat is a form of motion – the Rumford Laboratory” by Martin Fengel is part of the interdisciplinary art project of the same name by Alix Stadtbäumer and Yvonne Leinfelder.

“The Rumford Laboratory” by Yvonne Leinfelder and Alix Stadtbäumer is an interdisciplinary art project in public space that takes an artistic approach to the person of Count Rumford and his innovative approaches to reform. It commemorates the 200th anniversary of the death of the inventor and reformer Sir Benjamin Thompson (26 March 1753 to 21 August 1814), known in Munich as “Count Rumford”, with numerous artistic contributions at various locations in Munich such as the billboard motif by Martin Fengel. Among other things, Count Rumford popularised the potato as a foodstuff and laid out the English Garden in Munich.

Martin Fengel, born in 1964 in Munich, lives and works in Munich.

Side view of the billboard on Lenbachplatz. Passers-by cross the street in front of the billboard. The billboard features a work by the artist Martin Fengel. The motif shows four objects on a black background. A white underlined "R" in capital letters. A white circle with a grey image of two potatoes. A white circle with rays radiating from the side, in the centre of which sits a black and white portrait of Count Rumford. A second circle with a black and white portrait of a man in profile, possibly also Count Rumford.
Heat is a form of motion – das Rumford-Labor, 2014 © Foto: Martin Fengel

Location

Billboard at Lenbachplatz

Lenbachplatz
80333 Munich

Karte

all Billboard motifs 2013 | 2014