commune 1-73
73 fragments on the paris-commune by claudia bosse with accomplices.
from august 25th, 2021 to may 29th, 2022. FFT düsseldorf.


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claudia bosse with accomplices
commune 1-73
fragment 21 the hole or deep bore
düsseldorf, september 2021
with mun wai lee

digging into the soil after the rain
the ground now softer
after the rainbow that stretched over the ground
digging into the ground
we refer to a neon colored line on the ground
dialogue with traces
which are transformed
becoming something else
the insertion and the solidity of the material
how to coordinate with our spades and how to throw the earth out of the surface?
the heap and the hole
two transforming sculptures
we talk about aesthetics
with every cut of spade

an island of two bushes that remains



the next morning
i go alone to the waste ground with spade and shovel
digging the hole further to get more into the depth
the soil becomes redder
at the upper fence stand 4 people in green uniforms
they are watching me
a woman with a bucket and a shovel
digging a hole on 14000m2
different construction projects

the people in green uniforms -I find out later- are assigned by the environment office to remove the garbage in the upper part of the waste ground. they do it under great clamor
"i don't want to reach into the syringes". there are many of them between garbage or used clothes in heaps
i was supposed to measure the landscape by lining up the pieces of clothing left behind. as a line across elevations and depressions
a line of worn textile over the terrain with memories in the fibers of the textile

the layers in the ground now visible
from each i take
soil samples and fill them into sealable plastic bags
for later examination
memory in the layers of the soil



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