What we do
nvironmental Art is an art movement that came to Europe from America. Land art is a term that is related in content, but often inaccurately used. Strictly speaking, it describes the artistic (and artificial) design of a landscape. Do we make art? That is not our primary goal, our “works of art” are temporary, not meant for the museum. They are given over to “wind and weather” after completion. The influence of nature continues to work on them. Our intention is to create sensitively, considerately in and with nature. As far as possible, we do not use any external means, we don’t want to achieve any artificial effects. Nevertheless, the sensitive, considerate action, the “human handwriting”, may become visible and perceptible in nature (also in urban space). It is all about an idea that is to be expressed through our work. This is how we describe artistic design.
Our first project 2021
ctually it was a flop! At the beginning of October 2020, we held our first workshop, first inspected the site in accordance with our procedure, found possible places and objects and ideas for them, made drawings and sketches, took photos for the archive when we returned in April 2021, there was nothing left of what had originally inspired us.
It didn’t help – we had to come up with something new on the spot – the originally intended area had been ploughed up and reforested.
Nevertheless, here are a few sketches to give you an idea of our impressions.
To set the mood
A harvested maize field - nothing else?
e see the rows in which the maize was sown by a machine, the cut stalks in which the sun breaks and the conspicuously wide track left by the wheel of the tractor. We sense in ourselves the brute force with which the harvester cut the maize stalks and with which the tractor rolled them down.
Our eyes see, what we see is supplemented in our brain by associations and reflections. What we think we see is only created within ourselves. Another enjoys the play of light and shadow and is fascinated by the magic the sun unleashes on this flat field in late summer and the irritations the perspective lines trigger in us.
The “handwriting” of nature in interaction with the handwriting of man, this is the field of tension in the intellectual work of the Ursprung group. This field of tension between man and nature is a spiritual challenge for the group.