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Raised Earth (a preparation for By Itself)
June 2000, organic material (clay, soil, potting compostand 2 cabbages), 180 x 80 x 30 cm,
in the garden of the H.I.S.K. (Higher Institute for Fine Arts), Antwerp

Work scheme:
-conveying soil, clay and potting compost
-weighing and mixing (first mixing the three components, then adding water)
-transporting the mixture to the location
-installing a stable, internal structure for the immense mass
-systematically erecting a framing around the internal structure
-filling up the framing with the soil mixture, layer by layer and tamping it down
-leaving the tamped down soil mixture to dry
-removing the framing

With thanks to Bert Ghysels and Joëlle Wilssens