Dieser Boden · This soil
These photographs were taken in reaction to the rising calls for a renewed German nationalism. This Soil looks at Germany's man-made environment, its places of memory as well as its towns and museums to contemplate an atmosphere of unease and the long shadows that reach from Germany's past all the way into the present.
”This Soil is an investigation of sites of memory and yet its strength lies in not relying on a linear re-telling of events. It invites us to sense the significance of what we see before us and in doing so, attempts to strike a difficult balance between bringing attention to Germany’s dark past, while also refusing to give it honour or pay homage.“
— Lucy Rogers, C4 Journal
”Feige's book is a reminder that reminders are not history. They are propositions that wrangle us back from the complacency of believing that we understand history when it emerges like another dirty phoenix with a yearning for absolutes when we expect it least but subconsciously desire it the most.“
— Brad Feuerhelm on American Suburb X/Patreon