Regenfänger

2001, Eberhard Bosslet
Oberwinter – Marina

Eberhard Bosslet has placed a twelve-metre-high sculpture – the funnel-shaped Regenfänger (»Raincatcher«) – on the promontory in Oberwinter. The technoid-like tower consists of a geometric wood and steel construction which affords glimpses of the inside from all sides. It is an eye-catching structure and dominates the surrounding countryside.

  • © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016, Foto: Nic Tenwiggenhorn
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    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016, photo: Nic Tenwiggenhorn
  • © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016, Foto: Nic Tenwiggenhorn
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    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016, photo: Nic Tenwiggenhorn

About the work

Like a point de vue (focal point) in Baroque garden architecture, Bosslet's Regenfänger attracts attention from all sides: from the street and also from a distance, from the faraway opposite river bank. The artist has thereby created perspectives as in a landscape painting.


The construction of the tower is a special feature: the structure of the sculpture derives from a formwork system used in concrete engineering. Thanks to the steel funnel which has been placed on top, the tower has also become a »raincatcher« for Remagen.


The downpipe of the funnel is in the centre of the tower structure. It ends at a height of three metres and – as Bosslet observes – when it is raining it becomes a »public shower«.



About the artist

Eberhard Bosslet was born in Speyer in 1953. He lives and works in Berlin and Dresden. Together with Otmar Sattel, Werner Klotz and others he was a founding member of the artist group »Material und Wirkung« in 1981.

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