Fallen Heroes

Preli­mi­na­ry pro­ject in the con­text of Linz09 /// 

Sieg­fried, Kriem­hild, Gun­ther, Brun­hild. From 1941 to 1945, two of the­se heroes of the Nibe­lun­gen­lied epic stood on the Nibe­lun­gen­brü­cke bridge in Linz. The figu­res in this colos­sal equestri­an sta­tue were crea­ted by sculp­tor Bern­hard Graf Plet­ten­berg.

Fal­len Heroes pro­vi­des a cri­ti­cal con­fron­ta­ti­on with the signi­fi­can­ce of monu­ments from the Natio­nal Socia­list era. Four of the Nibe­lung riders have been brought back to life for this pro­ject – only to lea­ve them at last to their pre-deter­mi­ned desti­ny after­wards.

Con­cept: Tho­mas Phil­ipp, Doris Prlic
Tech­ni­cal rea­li­za­ti­on: Diet­rich Kil­ler
Conc­tent-rela­ted sup­port: Uni­ver­si­ty of Art Linz, Archi­ves of the City of Linz, Insti­tu­te of Soci­al and Socie­tal Poli­cy at the Johan­nes Kep­ler Uni­ver­si­ty of Linz

(Pho­tos: Chris­ti­ne Pilsl/qujOchÖ)