Group exhibition “Ecologica/Mente” with my photographs opens 15th of May at Magazzini dell’Arte Contemporanea, Trapani, Sicily in Italy.
The Project “Regeneration”:
Deep in the Bavarian Woods, the cool waters of a half-forgotten pond are waiting to refresh weary hikers. Its origins can be traced back to the 1950s, when a minor landslide blocked the spoil dump of a now derelict coal mine.
From 1968, that depression has been used as a garbage dump. But September 28th, 1984 the dam threatened to break and thus release highly poisonous leakage water into the environment and surrounding
waters. Only the dedicated efforts of local fire fighters could stop the imminent catastrophe.
The following modernisation allowed the garbage dump to continue operating until 2005, when new laws forced its abandonment, thus opening the way to creating this beautiful cool pool beneath the trees: “The Loidlsee”.
Today, its waters are teeming with fish, foremost among them eels, pikes, green pikes, carps and trenches.