Exhibition at Salzburg (Austria): The Octagon from Marianne Ewaldt

The Roman Cellar of the hypo-bank of  Salzburg was the first station of the exhibition “In der Mitte sein” (Be in the center) of the artist Marianne Ewaldt. It was opened from the 15th to the 29th of June, 2012.

Marianne Ewaldt has put a labyrinth inside an octagon with mirrored walls. She was inspired by an idea sketch of Leonardo Da Vinci (1492 – 1519) which could not be realised, however, at his time.

It is an experience of own kind, to realize in such surroundings the middle of the octagon, of the labyrinth and his own middle. Since one finds himself often reflected, on no account restricted or depressed as one could maybe suppose. The space opens widely. It is another way in the labyrinth on the search to itself.

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The next opportunity to walk the labyrinth inside the octagon will be at Hofkirchen (Austria) during the next labyrinth congress for the German-speaking area from August 2 to 5, 2012.

Note from October 16, 2012: The octagon is now in a museum, called “Villa sinnenreich” at Rohrbach (Upper Austria), where it can be visited during the opening times of the museum.
Here is a link to the museum.

For more pictures please go to my website mymaze to the photo gallery.

More information about the Salzburg ceramic and land art artist Marianne Ewaldt on her website.