LOSS – Intervention with GOLDEN FIELD by Winfried Muthesius in Athens
ATHEN. SYNTAGMA SQUARE. In the centre of the Greek capital, right in front of the Parliament building.
This is the heart of the city. The picture is heavy, and they make slow progress. From all sides, people are streaming across the square. It is 6 pm. The end of the working day. They come from the surrounding public buildings, offices and department stores and escape into the entrances to the underground, while more crowds come pouring out of the underground onto the square.
People who want to enjoy themselves, to do something else, meet their friends and have a coffee or an aperitif. Lottery vendors peddle their luck in the evening sun.
Others sell the famous sesame pretzels to tourists and passers-by.
It is not easy to work their way across the square with the huge, bulky painting. But they manage, in the end. Once he has reached the centre of the square, Muthesius sets down his Golden Field.