• placement eva 1_top
  • placement kladow top
  • placement harz top 02
  • placement humboldt top 02
  • placement-potsdamer-platz-01-top
  • placement-kladow-top-03
  • placement-harz-top-03-1
  • placement-kladow-top-02
  • placement-schlachtensee-top-02

being at the right place

What is a land-art placement? Why is such a placement important? And how does it work @ WEARTH?

the land-art placement @ WEARTH

What is a land-art placement?

The global sculpture WEARTH doesn’t fit into a museum; it takes place in the landscape of this Earth. Mostly, nature beyond the human being is present; sometimes buildings are dominant. The brick interacts with the given landscape, making a poetic, spatial statement.

Why is such a placement important?

Our spatial behaviour on this Earth is the key question of our time. Good answers to that question will determine the quality of life in the future. We think that we need a lot of spatial consciousness and that such a global project will help to enhance.

And how does it work @ WEARTH?

Once the WEARTH wax bar is created with its seven sides (six sides on the outside, the seventh side the individual inside of the partial transparent brick), the location is chosen following a specific protocol. We superpose a grid of hexagons on each terrestrial territory. The hexagons have a side length of 48 km, thus can be subdivided into 6 triangles, each having three sides of 48 kilometers.

Per hexagon, 6 x 3 = 18 WEARTH wax bars can be placed, if each WWWs
is 48 km apart from the next one. In reality, the 48 kilometres are measured in the actual terrain, not on a map. 

In the first part or episode of the placements in one territory, in each hexagon, 3 wax bars are to be placed in one of the 6 triangles.
3 wax bars are to be placed in one of the triangles, with
each of which must be 48 km apart.
A hexagon corner point can be occupied twice after 4 years.

Below you may see a sample of the German territory’s hexagons. Bright are the first round’s triangles.

A lot of the placements you see on this side were prototype placements that lead to the above explained protocol. The original placements, following the protocol may be recognised  by their name: it consists always on a combination between letters and numbers and a title. For example, the first official placement in Germany is called 1A1A – HEXAGON.

“1” stands for the territory (Germany)

“A” stands for the hexagon (Berlin + countryside around)

The second number (in this case:) “1” stands for the triangle (Berlin)

The second letter (in this case) “A” stands for the individual brick being placed in the triangle.

“HEXAGON” is the title for this brick, given by its sculptor.