The Berlin Circle.
Art made by collecting during walking in parks
Visual quote to the artistic work Art made by walking in landscapes and The Berlin Circle, Richard Long, 1996.
1 x Digital Photo printed on Photo Paper 120 x 70 cm
24 x Digital Photo printed on Photo paper, 30 x 40 cm
Green Garbage-Plastic and light installation ca. 4 qm diameter
^ ^^^ Exhibitions room Teatro Calderón, Valladolid, 2012
On the grass of a park was a green bundle from a menthol candy camouflaged.
Contemporary Malevich scene- green on green.
Patricia Sandonis, 2012
A circle, a line: they look good, they are abstract they are common knowledge.
They belong to everyone and equally to the past, the present and the future.
Richard Long, 1982
1967 began Richard Long the land art with A line made by walking over the grass in a landscape, as an ecological critical reaction in US against consume. ‘My art is in the nature of things’ says Long.
Years later, 2011 showed The Nationalgalerie at Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin an artistic work by Richard Long named The Berlin Circle out of slates.
With Art made by collecting during walking in parks I make a visual quote of Longs Berlin Circle and question the meaning of culture-nature in Berlin. The definition of nature includes the world „culture“ since the 70s in Germany.
Green objects found in city parks are forming the circle. This objects where camouflage in the scenario that results a park.
The artificiality of an urban nature is comparable to the plastic found objects.
This objects remain people inhabiting this parks what is interesting in contrast to the inhabited and isolated „pure nature“ from Longs Land Art, that reminds so abstract as his words and far away of belonging everyone in an equally way.
This project is also related to the nature of things in an enviromental context and question some politics related to the solution of the polution problem created by Urban Solid Rests. One idea for a „solution“ is a transformation of plastic materia into a natural element saving energy by burning this Urban Solid Rests, whitch would even cause much more contamination than the natural slow transformation process of USR.
The needed time of transformation process from USR into organic material in a natural way, is very slow and damageable. It costs the life of housands of animals every year and contaminates the ocean. The Nature takes years to transform one single plastic.
An appropiate solution to the USR problem has not been found yet and that some countries pay to get the problem away by sending other countries their USR to be buried in their territory.
The Berlin Circle is not anymore about the form. It doesn't look good, is not abstract but defined and it is a common problem. It belongs to everybody and equally to the past, the present and the future.