Spectacular Sculptural Installation Featuring Over 200 Arrows

Polish artist Karina Smigla-Bobinski has teamed up with German artist Bodo Korsig to create a site-specific installation known as Pfeilschaften, which roughly translates as “Arrow Machinations” in German. The lively installation presents over 200 arrows darted against and through the walls of the exhibition space. Interestingly, there's a simultaneous outward explosion of arrows and a magnetic epicenter drawing the long, black darts in, resulting in a sculptural sphere known as Morning Star.

The spectacular installation is part of a group exhibition titled gast.freund.schaft at TUFA in Trier, Germany. The show features five German artists, each collaborating with a European artist from another country with the intent of presenting European relations following a “Euro Visions” theme. This particular piece is one that reminds viewers of Fortress Europe, stating: “Europeans love to stay among themselves, indulging in EU regulations and seal themselves together to the outside.” Gast.freund.schaft is currently showing at TUFA through June 9, 2013.

Photo credit: Gabriel Bobinski
Karina Smigla-Bobinski website
Bodo Korsig website
via [Lustik]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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