This project looks at the idea of Germany as a nation and the soil upon which it was built. It is an attempt to address poetically the shifting conception and troubling reemergence of the idea of Heimat and the on-going cooptation of history that goes along with it. The project follows the traces of Germany’s past in its cities and towns, its places of memory, its museums and its landscape, thereby creating a narrative that speaks to such disputable and at times ill-fated dichotomies as Nature and History, Romanticism and Fascism, Myth and Enlightenment. The work looks at history as something that has meaning only when used as a critical method to demythify the present and is motivated by the sense that the past is never really gone, but that it surrounds and at times haunts our present.

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