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'Limburgerhof (the agricultural extract-arrangements)'

Installation overview

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Sack One and Two, 2008

This is a sack for containing 100kg of Salpeter, dating from 1919,- as a fertilizing chemical it was highly unstable and exlosive. It was purchased through an antique dealer and originates from the original Limburgerhof research centre. Sack Two is an approximation of the original found object.

Vitrine, found sack with stabilizing structure within
Sculpture,
Multiplex with primer.
100 x 80 x 35 cm (vitrine) 79 x 57 x 26 cm


Sack Two, 2008

Sculpture
Multiplex with primer, 79 x 57 x 26 cm

 

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Silver Sack, 2008

Silver miniature of the original

Silver and found keyring, 15 x 4 cm

   
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Key rings, 2008

Found keysrings issued by as souvenier by Limburger hof. The one on the right advertises a pesticide used on vegetation. The keyring is shaped like a carrot and doubles as bottle-top opener.

Vitrine, two found key rings
22 x 100 x 16  cm

             
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Flowers, 2008

These images are taken from a Limburgerhof report journal. They show four different test cases of chemical fertilization, and the effect on each sample plant, with one week increments.

Machine embroidery. tryptich
9 x 45 cm each

 

   
   

Flowers, 2008

Detail

Machine embroidery. tryptich
9 x 45 cm each

   
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Crater (working title), 2008

In 1921, workers at the BASF nitrate plant in Oppau, Germany, were preparing to break up gigantic blocks of chemical fertilizer with dynamite. Nine million pounds of mixed ammonium nitrate and sulphate exploded with tremendous power. The factory was blown to pieces and half of Oppau was destroyed in the blast.

Indian Ink, gouche, marker pen and white pencil on paper
52,5 x 82,5 cm

 
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'Limburgerhof (the agricultural extract-arrangements)'

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Shelf 2, 2008

Historical documents and publications of the research centre

40 x 130 x 10 cm

 

   
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Wheat One and Two , 2008

Before and after treatments of wheat, unknown fertilizer

Indian ink, gouche and white pencil on paper, dyptich
52,5 x 52,5 cm each

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'Limburgerhof (the agricultural extract-arrangements)'

Installation overview

 

Salad Spoons (BASF/Luran), 2008

Vitrine, found cutlery embroidered shirt
50 x 100 x 40  cm


Plates and Knives, 2008

Vitrine, 2 dishes, 2 knives
50 x 110 x 24  cm

 
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Salad Spoons (BASF/Luran), 2008

BASF had a collaboration with a design firm, which under the name of BASF/ Luran made various kitchen utensils. Here the pair forms a logo which is embroidered onto the sleeve and cuff of a shirt, an apparent commemorative item for potential factory worker.

Vitrine, found cutlery embroidered shirt
50 x 100 x 40  cm



   
   

Salad Spoons (BASF/Luran), 2008

Detail of salad spoons

Vitrine, found cutlery embroidered shirt
50 x 100 x 40  cm

   
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Plates and Knives, 2008

This is another in a continual play of parts to become emblems or logos of sorts. This arrangment is made up of old BASF issue utility knives and plates from a former canteen of the company.

Vitrine, 2 dishes, 2 knives
50 x 110 x 24  cm

   
   

Plates and Knives, 2008

Detail

Vitrine, 2 dishes, 2 knives
50 x 110 x 24  cm

   
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'Limburgerhof (the agricultural extract-arrangements)'

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Gelaende und Gebaeude der Landwirtschaftlichen Versuchstation Limburgerhof (aerial view), 2008


Painting of a photo from a jubilee edition of the centre, showing the fields for chemical fertilizers, herbicide and pesticide experimentation.

Indian ink, gouche and white pencil on paper
69 x 102 cm

 

   
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Shelf 2, 2008

Publications of the research centre

40 x 130 x 10 cm

 

   
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Fire Extract-Arrangements (preview)

Ashtray One and Two, 2008

Vitrine, wooden sculpture ashtray model, ashtray with BASF-logo
12 x 40 x 28  cm 


 

   
   

Fire Extract-Arrangements (preview)

Ashtray One and Two, 2008

Detail ashtray

Vitrine, wooden sculpture ashtray model, ashtray with BASF-logo
12 x 40 x 28  cm 

   

Fire Extract-Arrangements (preview)

Ashtray One and Two, 2008

Detail ashtray (burnt wood)

Vitrine, wooden sculpture ashtray model, ashtray with BASF-logo
12 x 40 x 28  cm 

   
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Fire Extract-Arrangements (preview)

Untitled, 2008

Upside Down BASF Mug in Bavarian mid 19th Century Clockcabinet, 
48,5 x 31 x 17  cm

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Fire Extract-Arrangements (preview)

Untitled, 2008

Detail

Upside Down BASF Mug in Bavarian mid 19th Century Clockcabinet, 
48,5 x 31 x 17  cm

   
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