Research #5 chalk pit, Rüdersdorf/Germany, April 2016

Moving in a lime-stone quarry.

A residency working on many layers with and within one of the biggest opencast pits in Germany, that has a mining history of 800 years and still is used to produce chalk and concrete. The  stratigraphy of this mining pit is mainly divided into three layers of  limestone originated about 240 million years ago in the Mesozoic era.

In the frame of a 5 day residency in Rüdersdorf, hosted by a local circus,  the Collective made several explorations into the quarry, researched on its geological and political history and worked on artistic  strategies of relating to this specific landscape.