Wild flowers, water, grass, moss, cabbage, a molehill, a larva and a bench made from bricks are some of the elements that appears in the project Five Identical Landscapes. The 15 square meter landscapes are placed in five locations in Aalborg city, Denmark. When the same landscape can be experience at five different locations, the attention turns away from the specific scenery, and towards it's unique surroundings. Through the project the artists want to stimulate joint ownership and the critical sense towards, how vi use and shape the city. By artists Marie Markman and Birgitte Christensen
For the Garage festival 09 Free Soil have conducted a site specific research project investigating the environment of the Baltic Sea.
We created an alternative archive of political and historical events that have occurred in the Baltic Sea region, especially Stralsund and linked these with the sea’s responses. The impact of Industrialisation, population growth and political changes has resulted in climatic and environmental changes recorded in the sea. Nature retaliates by creating new forms, one of the most significant being the spread and growth of toxic Blue Green Algae or “phytoplankton”
Images: wooden sewerage pipe from Stralsund. &
Portrait of William Lindley the designer of the first sewerage system in Stralsund, algae on paper.