"If These Sentences Wash Away" (exceprt from Teo Camporeale's sound piece in Turkish)
I collaborated with Teo Camporeale on an outdoor planted artwork with a sound installation in English, German and Turkish (based on a poem written by me) for the landscape I created in the Ruhr region of Germany, for Emscherkunst 2013 through October. The name of the installation “If These Sentences Wash Away” has significance to the area: It is located near an abandoned wastewater treatment basin that is being overcome by a natural ecosystem by means of phyto-remedial plants that grow near the water’s edge, as the high water table has seeped up in to the basin and fish, frogs and a multitude of plants are claiming the basin. The entire region has sunk 30’ from coal mining and is vulnerable to flooding. I planted more phyto-remedial plants and native fruit bearing trees for birds that will stay in the meadow. Hopefully the mystical words and the plants bring good spirits. Certainly the plants will.