Climate change and the resulting bark beetle infestation of planted spruce trees have destroyed and severely affected the forests in the region of my childhood in Siegerland Wittgenstein. I collect last documents, testimonies of destruction, stories of fallen, dead, once living trees. The pieces are objets trouvé, ready-mades, which I conserve and choose a framework/a form of presentation for.
They are intended to make us think about our relationship with trees, with forest and forestry, with ourselves and with the planet. After all, nothing exists separately from each other.
Wounds, scars, possibilities. Transience, downfall, new beginnings.
If a man walk in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer; but if he spends his whole day as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making earth bald before her time, he is esteemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.Henry David Thoreau, Life Without Principle, 1863
An art piece made of bark with traces of bark beetles could be described as a unique and unconventional piece that combines the natural materials of bark and bark beetles with the abstract and open-ended form of asemic writing. The bark itself could add a rugged, organic texture to the piece, while the traces of bark beetles could add interesting patterns and markings. The asemic writing, which does not have a specific meaning or interpretation, could add an element of mystery and abstraction to the piece. Overall, this art piece could be seen as a creative and thought-provoking exploration of the relationship between nature and language.KI (KI-Chatbot 2022. art reception)
Earth on Canvas
earthwritings are asemic writings, to create space for new comprehension of reality and things. a form to find a new language beyond known signs (which seem to recall traditional signs).
Ink on Papyrus
texts of the subconscious, of which i have forgotten how they could be read. poems. recipes. spells.