GARDEN OF LIVENOTONEVIL / http://www.slide.com/r/xvkU1nvR5j-tdV6fTBPV-1rt06W5ZYxG

GARDEN OF LIVENOTONEVIL / http://www.slide.com/r/xvkU1nvR5j-tdV6fTBPV-1rt06W5ZYxG

Nominated by Richard Posner

Designer

Richard Posner / posner.richard@mac.com

Keywords

glass, design, swastika, hakenkreuz, berlin, communism, capitalism, landscape art, temporary public art, healing garden, broken glass, dry garden,

Description

GARDEN OF LIVENOTONEVIL was temporary dry raked broken glass and medicinal herb garden planted in the ruin of the Freedom St. Synagogue in the former East Berlin. Material: 10 tons of broken subway window, light bulb, pinball machine and bottle glass. The medicinal herb-healing garden grew out of the negative space between the overlapped clockwise-and counterclockwise- Hakenkreuz design. Plantings consisted of fifty-two varieties of immigrant plants with medicinal healing properties. Each selected for their benefits to the human respiratory, circulatory, digestive, and neurological and immune systems. Commissioned by the German-American Fulbright Commission and made with West German architect Wiebke Henning and East German Chinese Medicine Dr. Christine Hoffmann. Dimensions: 1-meter H. x 12 meter diameter.


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