Scattered throughout the EMSCHERKUNST site, multiple observation telescopes create a setting reminiscent of a scenic lookout. Upon looking into each object lens, viewers become aware that the expected panorama has been somehow altered from reality. By inserting a variety of modifications between the lens and eyehole, the telescopes distort views of distant objects and offer unpredictable vantage points. Viewers step back in surprise and take a closer look at their surroundings outside the telescope, hoping to find the aspects they may have overlooked with the naked eye but quickly realizing they do not exist in reality.
Material: Powder-coated stainless steel, lenses
Dimensions: 1.70 m high
Permanent installation at several locations EMSCHERKUNST / Emsher Park, Essen, DE