“One Spit Deep”, Brücke Museum
AT MASA BERLIN #2 HOSTED BY
GOLDRAUSCH KÜNSTLERINNENPROJEKT HÄNDELALLEE 1 • PAVILLON IM HANSAVIERTEL • 10557 BERLIN
When starting a garden plot, one spit (a spade’s depth) is generally considered the minimum depth of soil needed to grow healthy plants. In One Spit Deep, 2011, Annika Rixen uses the MASA table vitrine to frame an artistic process that began with excavating a garden plot. While digging, the abnormally rocky soil on the grounds of the former Grünflachenamt (now the Atelierhof Kreuzberg where Rixen’s studio is located) provided a continuous disruption. In response, Rixen sorted, cleaned and transferred the removed stones to the Goldrausch-Pavillon. In return, the dimensions of the MASA vitrine have dictated the depth, width and breadth of the vegetable garden – a permanent installation that will outlive its counterpart in the exhibition.