Consumption of Landscape

Under the catchword “consumption” artist Mario Asef developed three projects dealing with processes of landscape usage and transformation. On the Lübbener Schlossplatz he appropriates an area of the park in order to set up his own brick-making production. He mixes local iron-ocher mud with cement for the production of bricks and tests the results for sustainability of use in building construction.

Parallel to this, Mario Asef developed in cooperation with Edelmond Chocolatiers GmbH a “geological cake” that reproduces the specific geological composition of the Spreewald soil in chocolate, vanilla, marzipan, and icing. The cake is been served to customers at Edelmond’s restaurant. During Aquamediale 11 Mario Asef developed a video work presenting aspects of land usage and various levels of landscape consumption.

See also:

Konsum der Landschaft / Geological Cake