The ebbing and flowing of AwerOne’s mind appear uniquely suited to this site of the Localize festival in Potsdam, Germany. Located on the grounds of the Albert Einstein Park and the location of the world’s first astrophysical observatory, this new organically shaped pathway is his first artwork painted directly on the ground. Now it is also the location of his Mindscapes 22. A merging of topographical waves and atmospheric vibrations, one could consider this new epic piece to be documenting processes and phenomena that we did not know existed.
The brief extended to artists by the Localize organizers is “to develop site-specific works that address the possibilities, but also the impossibilities, of overcoming and ask how challenges can be overcome artistically.”
AwerOne decided that he would open his process of development to the crowd who attended the festival, some whom painted alongside him, filling his oscillating swells of spaces with hand-rolled paint. Here on these grounds that are acknowledged as one of the birthplaces of German meteorology, this artist may expand visitors consideration of what is possible with art as well – and extend the invitation to discover where the Universe leads.