"Goethe's garden house"
20.6. - 22.8.2010

As part of the "Wiesbaden Art Summer 2010" the result of a
genetic experiment is shown in Neropark in Wiesbaden/Germany 


Goethes garden house

The sedentarization of the people and developing agriculture are influenced by the conversion of
trees into fertile soil. Dwellings made of wood are a possible basis of symbiotic life of people in nature.
Widely used are the wooden houses in the garden culture, where they represent part of individual
planting and cultivation activities. A garden shed made of wood represents not only as  sculpture the
creative power and transforming energy of man in nature.

Four small wooden garden sheds are built on a grassy area so, that their entrances mark
a small square "yard" (about 2 x 2 m). Each two houses face each other, all four together form
a cross in plan. The houses are placed together so closely that only a narrow gap results between
two adjacent. These four gaps allow insights into the "courtyard". The roofs are not covered,
the interiors are bright, the doors are open, a red cross in the "courtyard" is to be seen.
On the outer walls of the houses you can get information about this genetic experiment.

In the tranquil Neropark happens at this point monstrous, the modern Sorcerer's apprentice has installed
a kind of his witch´s kitchen.

On the outer walls, visitors have the opportunity to leave comments.
The boards, which form and protect a dangerous inner world, become information areas, to places of
observation, statements, exchange and dialogue, as it also brings the passion for gardening. Thereby
results a dense mental weave, the walls gradually overgrown with graphic expressions.

Goethe, who had probably the most famous today "garden house" appears here as the antithesis to the
modern physical manipulation. He praised his time to nature, less with gardening than by working in the
gardens of poetry and lust.

HLX 2010



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