A photograph from the series This soil we have created for ourselves
A photograph from the series This soil we have created for ourselves
A photograph from the series This soil we have created for ourselves
A photograph from the series This soil we have created for ourselves
A photograph from the series This soil we have created for ourselves
A photograph from the series This soil we have created for ourselves
A photograph from the series This soil we have created for ourselves
A photograph from the series This soil we have created for ourselves
A photograph from the series This soil we have created for ourselves
A photograph from the series This soil we have created for ourselves
A photograph from the series This soil we have created for ourselves
A photograph from the series This soil we have created for ourselves
A photograph from the series This soil we have created for ourselves
A photograph from the series This soil we have created for ourselves
A photograph from the series This soil we have created for ourselves
A photograph from the series This soil we have created for ourselves
A photograph from the series This soil we have created for ourselves

This soil we have created for ourselves

2016-2021

There have been many attempts in the past to establish a German nation and countless ideas about what exactly such a nation should look like. After the horrors of World War II, when the Romantics’ idea of Heimat was so fatefully twisted into bloodthirsty ideology, any prominent expression of national pride almost completely disappeared from German public discourse. In the current time of great upheavals in Germany and beyond, the calls for a sense of national identity and a clearly defined Heimat have become louder than they have been for a long time.

This soil is a reaction to the ongoing struggle for the interpretation of Heimat. It takes an archaeological look at the nation’s history and is an attempt to address poetically the whims of ideology and the ever-returning shadows of Germany's past.

A photograph from the series This soil we have created for ourselves
This soil we have created for ourselves
Kominek Books, 2021

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