János Nádasdy (b. 1939 in Szigetszentmiklós, Hungary) fished out the material for his artwork from the Leine River: old bicycles, machines, utensils, porcelain tableware, bread slicers and many others articles. The artist carried out a total of three clearing-out actions in the Leine between the Leine Palace and the Marstall Bridge over the course of ten years during the Old Town Festival. He subsequently had the found objects pressed into blocks and placed on a base and the already existing elements. He dedicated two of his site-specific actions to personalities from Hannover’s cultural history who influenced his concept of art: Kurt Schwitters and Karl-Jakob Hirsch.