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  • Year: 1997
  • Place: Belo Monte
  • Land: Brazil, China, Germany, and Iceland (-3.1982678499999997,-51.7744484766893) exempl.
  • Category: Earth/ Soil, Ecosystems/ Flora/ Fauna, and Pollution/ Destruction/ Toxins
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Through her ERDSCHOLLENARCHIV (earth clod archive), Beier aims to increase the appreciation of nature and soil in particular. In her work, Beier focuses her attention on the reality of shrinking land masses and the hardly perceived good and storage medium: the soil. Since 1997 she has been travelling around the world to collect earth clods in acrylic or synthetic resin in order to archive changing lands. Each earth clod is accompanied by a history of its origin, photos, documentation, and drawings. Her archive includes earth clods from Germany, Iceland, China, Alaska, and Brazil as well as other countries. With this collection of earth clods from around the world, Beier’s work documents vanishing and radically changing landscapes. >>


Belo Monte Staudamm, Betty Beier, 2014

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