This artistic project looks into transformations and deformations of landscapes as consequences of the extraction and utilization of raw materials.
Documentary-investigative and scientific approaches are used alongside with approaches that are inspired by visual and acoustic impressions or by changes in landscape and cityscape. Spatiality and structures as well as the materiality of the extracted raw materials and the cycles in which they flow offer opportunities for artistic engagement.
This “digging through” the thematic field brings forth new contexts and associations. Against the backdrop of the Leipzig region and its history of mining, industry and transformation, we have invited artists to present their experiences with the topic and the results of their research in an exhibition, thus putting them up for discussion.
Visits to D21 Artspace
Just in time for the current exhibition’s closing weekend, D21 Artspace will be able to re-open. Please book a time slot here: booking tool and make sure to be aware of up-to-date access and hygiene regulations.
General visiting information:
Visitors can book time slots via the booking tool (see above). Currently, a maximum of two visitors are allowed into the exhibition at any one time (30 minutes per time slot).
Important: access to the art space can currently only be granted to persons providing a same-day negative Covid-19 test result (see form self-declaration); additionally, we request visitors to observe our hygiene regulations.
We will regularly update our regulations in accordance with the latest pandemic development; please check here for updates.
Saturday, 15 May 2021, 18:00
Performance&Concert and Talk
Moderated by: Geräuschkulisse
Pödelwitz Electro-acoustic performance&concert about the history of the village Pödelwitz in the former United Schleenhain coal mining area, by Anna Schimkat
Stromaufwärts (Upstream) Solastalgic field recordings along the river Elster up to the former uranium mining area Ronneburg, by Grit Ruhland
Sunday, 16 May 2021, 15:00—19:00 Closing Event