Pomme de Guerre

Hannes Egger Project Terra

Site specific installation by Hannes Egger
from the “Project Terra“ (2014-2018)

Opening: 18/11/2017 – 7.30 PM
CACCA, Bologna (Italy)
Exhibition: 17/11/2017 – 09/12/2017; opening hours: Thursday 3 – 6 PM, Friday 3 – 8 PM

„The disrupted land is divided in a zone of corpses like a wide cemetery.“
This writes Arnaldo Fraccaroli, war corrisponent for the “Corriere della Sera”, referring to the Galician battlefields, on the territory to the border between the present Poland and Ukraine, where many Tyrolian soldiers lost their life in August 1914 and of which was even lost the memory.

The project “Progetto Terra” is an artistic intervention guided by Hannes Egger in occasion of the centenary of the First World War. In 2014 Egger travelled to Galizia where he took about 10 tons of land from previous battlefields, bringing it then to Fortezza (BZ) in order to plant a field full of potatoes.
Since then in the field sited in Fortezza, each year potatoes coming from different war zones from the First World War, grow there. Till now the seeds come from Przemyśl (Poland), Val di Gresta (Lake Garda in Trentino), Verdun (France) and this year from the Dolomites (Alto Adige / South Tyrol).

The “Happening of the potatoes” will take place at CACCA at 7.30 pm.

On 30th September 2017, for the fourth time, Hannes Egger has picked up the potatoes from the project “Progetto Terra” and is going to cook them as a soup in occasion of the presentation of the site specific installation „Pommes de Guerre“ and to be offered to the beneficiaries of the work during the opening.

via Solferino 33/a


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