The soil we live of
25.08. until 19.10.2018
Group Global 3000
Gallery for Sustainable Art, Leuschnerdamm 19, Berlin
The sentence “(This) land does not belong to us. It belongs to itself” is written on the ground with earth pigments from the world. The phrase comes from a text by Shonto Councilman Harry Brown (from Spiral Lands, Andrea Geyer, 2007, documenta X), which describes a Native American tribe’s relationship to land and borders in the United States of America. Before immigrants entered, there were no boundaries among most tribes; there were no written contracts or even fences negotiating land. Earth and soil were viewed as Mother Earth, the most precious thing that should be respected and equally available to all people.