Kunstobjekt Schichtwechsel

The industrial monument "Shift Change" was created in 2013 by sculptor Arnold Morkramer together with the Lebenshilfe of the Altenkirchen district. The work of art made of Corten steel commemorates the many male and female workers in the former rolling mill.

The group of people was created in parts from the actors' own silhouettes and therefore caused great joy at the inauguration in May 2014, especially among the severely disabled Lebenshilfe employees involved. The individual figures were cut out of Corten steel plates with a plasma cutter and arranged in 4 groups.

The art object was made in the Lebenshilfe workshop in Altenkirchen by artist and sculptor Arnold Morkramer (Bruchertseifen), who was supported by master blacksmith and locksmith Friedhelm Biernat. Both had previously made the sculptures Schnapper and Doppler. The group of figures "Shift Change" shows the daily flow of people who were on their way to the railway station and the town of Wissen during the shift changes from the work gates of the former rolling mill. In the heyday of the hot rolling mill, up to 3,500 people earned their bread here.

The group photo shows the artist (centre) as well as helpers and supporters of the project. Among others, the Förderverein kulturWERKwissen e. V. and the city of Wissen were involved.

Brief description

The industrial monument "Shift Change" was created in 2013 by sculptor Arnold Morkramer together with the Lebenshilfe of the Altenkirchen district. The work of art made of Corten steel commemorates the many male and female workers in the former rolling mill.

Contact and directions

Walzwerkstraße 22
57537 Wissen