The Project BIORAMA 'Forgotten Horizons' shows an installation that shall visualize landscape and geology of this particular area.
“Forgotten Horizons” is an art installation near Joachimsthal in the Schorfheide of Brandenburg arose from the collaboration of a the british designers Sarah Phillips and Richard Hurding with Inga Moeck, geologist at GFZ, Section 4.1.
In the framework of the project BIORAMA “Forgotten Horizons” shows an outdoor installation that visualize landscape and geology through times. Poles emblematize geological horizons of the last 306 Mio. years of earth history. As guideline for this geoscientific artwork serves the lithology of the GFZ geothermal research well Groß Schönebeck. Accompanied by explanations, the poles take the visitor on a journey through times from past to present.
At the opening on April 10, 2009, Dr. Inga Moeck gave a short introduction to the project and geological background informations. “In this project, arts are the vehicle for geosciences, and geosciences are the vehicle for arts. That is exciting. We transport our knowledge through arts to the people,” explains Inga Moeck, who was the responsible drill site geologist of the research well at Groß Schönebeck.
The areal offers other opportunities: Placed dramatically on the roof of a disused water tower an outlook point is a fully accessable viewing platform which allows visitors to appreciate the topology and beauty of the UNESCO Biosphere. Designed by the Berlin based architect Frank Meilchen, the new stairway and lift tower provides two equally exciting journies to the outlook platform. Awaiting the visitor are views over one of Europe's largest mixed forests and to points of interest further afield such as the Polish border (35Km) and the Fernsehturm (TV Tower) in Berlin (70Km).
10. April - 28 June 2009, Thursday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm.
Entrance to the viewing platform: adults 1,00 € , children 0.50 €.
The exhibition area is located near Joachimsthal (see route at http://www.biorama-projekt.org/routes.htm).