The harvest

Berlin, 2014

Site-specific project for "Les Prochaines" / Art Track
curated by Dr. Bettina Springer.
Ceres is the goddess of agriculture, crops, and fertility. The goddess of the harvest was credited with teaching humans how to grow, preserve, and prepare grain and corn. She was thought to be responsible for the fertility of the land. Ceres was the only one of the gods who was involved on a day-to-day basis in the lives of the common folk. While others occasionally "dabbled" in human affairs when it suited their personal interests or came to the aid of "special" mortals they favored, the goddess Ceres was truly the nurturer of mankind.

From it comes the vertical field of handmade rye spikes that I present here. The process I have followed is the fraying of the metal fabric, a succession of repetitive movements that become a mantra for the hands and for the mind. The result is close to nature's way of making. Each ear is unique and distinct, and its order is arbitrary, as in sowing.