La Mateixa Terra

Location: Maakhaven
Date: 2021

La Mateixa Terra, the same ground, touches upon memory, communities, history and religion.
In this installation, the visitor meets ceramic sculptures made from farm soil and candles made from colza flower wax. 

The specific landscape I chose to depict is one of the oldest ritualistic grounds of Catalunya called Empúries, named after the ancient city, build by Greek invaders. I am using and recreating the landscape but filling it with my own memories from Catalunya.

The dozen tiny ceramic ex votos are vessels containing a memory. These stories are all connected to my family in Catalunya, their religion or local mythologies. To accompany the ex votos, there are booklets containing a story for each ex voto.