Deep in the Upper Palatinate, in the district of Neustadt an der Waldnaab, on the border with the Czech Republic, lies the Flossenbürg concentration camp memorial.
As SIGHTING IV, the sculpture stood on the edge of a quarry where prisoners were forced to work during the Nazi era. Granite is still quarried at this site today. The leased area belongs to the Free State of Bavaria. When the contract expires in 2024, the approximately 20-hectare site is to become part of the memorial.
For several years now, the Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial has also been showing artistic positions at loose intervals that provide access to an examination of history, the site and its surroundings on a different level.
»The significance of Flossenbürg as a European place of remembrance, the special geographical and topographical location, the history of the granite, all this occupied us intensively during our visits. As SICHTUNG IV, the sculpture was for the first time not to be seen exposed on an open area, rather it has hidden itself in the landscape.«
— Hildegard Rasthofer, Christian Neumaier