Every year in May during the thawing period on the Dachstein glacier massif in Austria, a number of enormous karstic springs start flowing, some miles from the glacier, for several weeks. They only "go", as the locals say, a few hours every day, mostly late in the afternoon. "Strumern" is their name in the local dialect. The water wells, springs and spouts with enormous force for some hours arriving directly from the glacier. At the peak time it even wells up from under neighbouring trees and every possible hole in the surrounding area, only to disappear a short time later and leave the brook beds mossy and dry as before.
I have always been attracted by water and did several works about it. Karstic springs have a special fascination to me and I tried to capture the flow, the welling, the force and playful forming and disappearance of sculptures, knowing that this spectacle would be vanishing only a few hours later.
The water of these springs is very white and due to their strong force it forms wonderful sculptures only visible for a second.