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stones: geological experiences

with Patricia Domingues

date: 28th of August - 1st of September | duration: 5 Days, 30 Hrs
participant
s: min. 6 / max. 10 
language: english, spanish and portuguese

 

Geological experiences - stone, concept and material

The landscape that we thoughtfully look at and build our dreams and expectations on, is mainly formed by stones. They are the essence of the natural world, and make up the foundation of all continents and mountains. But in a world ruled by human hands, stones have also been one of the main materials for the creation of cities, houses and monuments as well as tools for the making of objects and jewellery. 

Idar-Oberstein, a place well-known for stoneworking, is replete with ateliers that are still working and exploring this millennium’s stone carving and faceting techniques. Surrounded by various mines and an unspeakably stunning landscape, Idar-Oberstein is per se a geological wonder and a place where different times and realities collide, the geological and the human.

Within this context “Geological experiences - stone, concept and material” intends to explore the artistic processes and different approaches regarding the relationship between man, stone and the landscape.