by Thomas Bayrle
Sternmotor Hochamt is primarily an aircraft engine, a symbol of humanity’s continuing progress
within the industrial and the material. However, the airplane, both before and after 9/11, also gives
associations to conflicts – regardless of whether or not they stem from political or religious convictions.
Here the airplane engine’s power and force is reduced to a minimum as it mimics the weaving loom’s leisurely pace. The sound of the engine’s usual sonic boom has been replaced by the sound of chants and rosary beads used in Catholic rosary prayers.