Georama


Competition entry
2022


Logroño, Spain
Installation





Between the vines, depending on the sunlight, a differently taut, transparent, ominous body rises into the air: very lightly it moves in the wind and inside of it humid air rises, condenses and drips down in the middle of it...

The idea emerged of adding as little material as possible to the already beautiful landscapes of Viña Lanciano and Quinta do Seixo, and working primarily with what is already there. Since soil conditions are essential to viticulture, it is the soil of the two landscapes themselves that comes to the fore in the Georama project, emerging as the enigmatically productive, miraculously pleasure-producing, living thing that it simply is.

Attached to a wooden frame on 4 legs are 2 biodegradable PVC membranes: The lower one contains approximately 2 m3 of soil, which is removed and decanted on site. The structure as a whole is located in the epicenter of this small crater. The upper membrane remains “empty” and is pumped up tightly via a sewn-in valve. The earth is now in a separate, closed system. On the one hand, it is a visual object, on the other hand, it is directly re-moved from the viewer. Rather, it becomes indi-rectly visible through its breathing, transpiration and condensation in the air bubble above it. Only up close, after a walk through the vines, can the wrapped, uplifted earth itself be viewed through the membrane. The joint between the earth and the air bubble is below the elevated frame at eye level. With regard to the type of soil and the weather conditions of both sites the two Georamas behave differently and communicate the dynamic play of solar radiation, water and soil.














Georama

Competition entry
2022

Logroño, Spain
Installation



Between the vines, depending on the sunlight, a differently taut, transparent, ominous body rises into the air: very lightly it moves in the wind and inside of it humid air rises, condenses and drips down in the middle of it...

The idea emerged of adding as little material as possible to the already beautiful landscapes of Viña Lanciano and Quinta do Seixo, and working primarily with what is already there. Since soil conditions are essential to viticulture, it is the soil of the two landscapes themselves that comes to the fore in the Georama project, emerging as the enigmatically productive, miraculously pleasure-producing, living thing that it simply is.