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Kopflos - Headless. Bronze Sculpture on Casino Square, Bern, Switzerland. October 2016. FujiFilm X100T, Fujinon ~35mm, f/1:2.0


“Kopflos” – or “Headless” is the name of this bronze sculpture at the Casino Square in Bern. Originally, the sculpture was installed at the Railway Station Square,  in the 80’s. In 2007, it was moved to storage, to give space for extensive renovations around the Central Railway Station.

At the request of the citizens of Bern, and consultations with artist Luciano Andreani, “Kopflos” found a new home in 2009, at another central spot: The pavement at Casinoplatz – as shown on the Photo.

What is the message being sent by this work of art on the roadside? A warning to keep your head as you cross the street? Or does the sculpture simply reflect the “mindless” politics of the mid 80s? One thing is certain: the bronze sculpture does attract attention and fascination.


© 2016 – Oliver Haas-Jensen, All Rights Reserved


Swiss expat, living in the green middle of Denmark since 1992. Family man, amateur photographer and editor of this site. I publish my photographic work from exploring my surroundings, travels and events i attend to in order to share it with the visitors of this site. Welcome to Olivers Film Roll.

(3) Comments Write a comment

  1. Ein Riesenhit ist diese Plastik und hunderte Menschen gehen tagtäglich an ihr vorbei und sind nicht so gut orientiert wie Du und nehmen sie gar nicht zur Kenntnis!!!


  2. Ich meine “die elastischen Beinschen von Schmitschen Schleicher” natürlich.


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