Heimaterde - Native soil

Participatory art project and installation in public space.

A project by Berlin-based artist Beate Spitzmüller in cooperation with artcult, the city of Jena, the Advisory Council for Foreigners and Jena's international community, Jena / D.

32 boxes filled with earth, each 21 x 14 x 9 cm, from various countries, 32 photographs of people of various backgrounds.

500 grams of well-preserved native soil in a confined area tell of distant cultures, of dreams and hopes, fears, defeats and contexts, which could assist us all towards coming yet closer to one another despite our contrasting backgrounds. Silke Grob.

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