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Wilhelm Koch, Asphaltsee (2007)
Rainer Werner Fassbinder Platz München
shown with gracious permission of artist. more here.

Asphalt base about 400 square meters, incorporating 60 tons of hot (245°) asphalt.
Into the asphalt surface are impressed the titles of 43 films and 11 theater and radio plays of Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
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Koch writes —

Fassbinder is incredible —
His creativity is excessive, unrestrained;
Does not define and does not monopolize;
Shows radical cold, radical love, radical despair, and radical anger;
Questions civic institutions and is critical of the State;
Is rigorous and maladjusted;
Is expansive and baseless.
Asphaltsee is accessible and usable — in line with Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

(my Google translation derived English; improvements encouraged!)

Via visualsyntax, who also points to Koch’s BauKunstWerk Asphaltkapelle (Asphalt Chapel) in the fields of the Oberpfalz (Etsdorf), where there’s an Asphaltkapellenfest — 2012, 2012, 2010, 2009, and 2008.
 

18 August 2012
tags: asphalt, Rainer Maria Fassbinder, Wilhelm Koch