The remarkable journey of Schwitters' Merzbarn

1965: Moving a wall from Elterwater in the Lake District to the Hatton Gallery in Newcastle


Elterwater


Maps


Newcastle


miles:

000      003
016      024
075      109
115      120

In 2008 we investigated the tales behind these two locations and we pieced together and retraced the original route taken  by the wall all those years ago.
In 2011 we were surprised by an additional “third location” in London, which seems to complete the story in a more formal way, followed in 2013 by a artists impression covering “our” story in a remarkable graphic biography.

Myra de Vries and Robert van Bijlert.
Translation: Karen Whitburn. Website: Nico Hemelaar


Why


Cylinders


Merzen


Merzbau


How


Wall


Kurt Schwitters

Bibliography

Special thanks