In the project "Landscape Dynamics" I want to raise awareness on the history of the landscape. Before the mining started the area housed 16 villages that were destroyed to make place for the mining industry. Now that the sources of the earth have dried up, dug out by skyscraper high machinery, it is time for nature to take over again. In 2006 they were halfway filling up the largest lake of east Germany.
Although nature can go its course at that moment in several years the recreational industry should rise, meaning that once again the place will be taken over by men again. This everlasting struggle / interaction between man and nature was the base for the installation. The installation is based on the aesthetics of mining machinery, but instead of being controled by men it interacts with the biggest natural force in the area: the wind.
Creating a soundscape of forgotten memories.
:: landscape :: concept :: research : cultural :: object :: animation :: germany :: geiseltal :: burg giebichenstein :: halle
Mining machinery. Photo by Robert Niemz.
Scale of equipment. Photo by Robert Niemz.
Left overs of the industrial period.
Development of recreational area.