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Haug: A Rainbow Emitting Sculpture

As if just emerged from the river, a hooded figure sits on top of a pole amongst the trees on the river bank, and stares into the sky. At the right time with the right natural sunlight, the sculpture emits a mist, creating a temporary rainbow over the water. The mystical creature, made out of bronze with high tech sensors in its head, creates a surreal image that borders between the natural and technical. 

The public artwork “Haug Rainbow Fountain” is the outcome of a three-year period of development, merging craft and technology. The German-Icelandic artist duo Veronika Sedlmair and Brynjar Sigurðarson often blur the boundaries between myth and reality. The public artwork for Ornamenta introduces poetry on one of the region's iconic rivers and is supposed to lure people away from their screens at home and into the city. The transgressive figure and rainbow maker Haug is installed as a permanent public artwork marking the Northern Black Forest as a peripheral zone in Germany that brings together cosmopolitan and agrarian lifestyles.

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  • Haug Rainbow Fountain

    • Studio Brynjar and Veronika



  • Brynjar Sigurðarson
  • Veronika Sedlmair