Flurstück1408/Der Kunstgarten

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gapGap, Volkhardt Müller 2002

www.derkunstgarten.de

Over the course of three years I transformed a deteriorated dry stone wall terraced vineyard in Markgröningen, SW Germany into a site of artistic responses to the landscape. After restoring most of the terraces and two years of fund-raising and permission seeking with my collegue Tina Schneider, in the final year nine artists including myself created a series of site specific works integral to the architecture of the landscape. Modeling the preservation of a cultural heritage site and accessibility to the general public, the garden demonstrates a gentle yet significant transformation of land use – from producing alcohol to the theatrum botanicum of the artist’s garden. In obscuring the boundaries between artistic interventions and environment the ensemble plastique of corresponding edifices and objects creates a unique focus on the landscape itself. See the documentary film about the making of Flurstück 1408 Stein und Wein, German with subtitles, 2002.

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walls

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rampeBefestigung in natürlicher Neigung, Peter Haury 2002