The exhibition "Terra Salis" by Anna Bergold, recipient of the Ottilie-Roederstein Scholarship from the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art, opens in Exhibition Hall 1A in Frankfurt am Main on February 8.
In her photographic work "Terra Salis", artist Anna Bergold explores the complex topic of potash mining in Heringen an der Werra in eastern Hesse. She focuses not only on the external dimensions and aesthetic presence of the largest salt mine in Germany, but also on the transformation of the surrounding landscape and the effects of industrial use on natural habitats. In doing so, she poses fundamental questions about the definition of landscape and nature and the legitimacy of human intervention in the environment. The work, which is divided into twelve groups of works, is a profound examination of the ecological and social effects of potash mining and creates a visual narrative that goes beyond the surface of the visible and directs our gaze to the invisible layers beneath.
Anna Bergold, a student at the Kunsthochschule Kassel in the Intermedia Photography class led by Prof. Peggy Buth, was awarded the Ottilie Roederstein Young Talent Scholarship in 2023 for her project "Terra Salis". In her work, she focuses on the living environment of rural areas and uses her camera to explore the transformation of the landscape and the traces of human intervention in nature.
The project was funded by the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art.
February 8, 2024, 7 p.m.
February 9 to 25, 2024
Wed, Thu 6-8 p.m.
Fri, Sat, Sun 2-6 p.m.
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