Anne-Katrin Spiess

  • Tree Bed (Homage to Julia Butterfly Hill), Utah, 2000
  • Young Juniper, Utah, 2000
  • G.R.E.E.N.H.O.U.S.E, Habitat, Abington Art Center, PA 2007
  • Canoe in mud, Nevada, 2008
  • Shelter at night, Maine 2004
  • Connection, Maine, 2003
  • Floating Thinking Box, Lake Michigan, 1998
  • Observing the passing of time from inside the Thinking Box, Michigan, 1998
  • Offering, Newfoundland, 1999
  • River Bath, Newfoundland, 1999

My work can best be defined as Conceptual Land Art.

I am interested in spaces, both physical and psychological, and how the two relate to one another. I create site-specific projects in wide-open and extremely remote landscapes, where the severance from busy and hectic civilization creates a great distance from the “real” world.

My projects exist only for a few hours or days at a time, and before they are disassembled and the landscape returned to its original condition, I document them through large-scale photography, video and text.

Many of the materials I use are collected or borrowed from nature and then later left to return to their natural cycles. I also use man- or machine-made materials carefully introduced as subtle reminders of human civilization.

In several of my projects, performance and ritual assume an essential role and the space takes on significance through the actions performed in it.   Because of the close connection with nature and land which I have developed through my work over the past years, and because of the deep sense of responsibility I feel towards the planet, a number of my recent installations have begun to address and call attention to environmental issues.

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    • New York , NY
      US - East

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