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Madeleine Dietz

“Earth is my working and construction material , it can be found everywhere in almost inexhaustible quantity. Earth is the ground where things grow, the ground where things can live, fertile ground. Earth is the ground that can be worked and cultivated, but that is also wasted, spoil, that is exploited ruthlessly. Earth is also the fertile sediment of decomposed organic matter. Earth in combination with water is moldable, spreadable, flows, dries up, forms cracks – breaks into pieces. The sun that makes the earth dry up simultaneously provides vital light. Earth, deliberately not mixed with binders, which throughout the process always remains the same, that is earth.”

— M.D.

1997

Ernst Barlack Prize Laudation, 2003

 

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