De Duitse Ambassade

Oosterstraat Groningen, 2013

Skewed garden created for “De Duitse Ambassade”, a temporary German embassy in the Center of Groningen.

The skewed garden functioned as a centerpiece for the unofficial German embassy for visitors to get acquainted with Groningen’s official sister city Oldenburg (DE). The garden is designed as an anamorphosis, which can only be fully seen on the security camera screen in the back of the space. Since the place was a former juwelry store, with all the anti-burglary devices still in tact, the security camera screens in the front part was used as a guide to draw the Coat of Arms — the German Federald Eagle — on.

Dimensions: 1200 x 450 x 150 cm
Materials: wood, sawn-off beer table set, pond liner, soil, grass, plants, trees, shrubs, flowers, crops, vegetables, sound device, 2 security cameras, 1 screen

In collaboration with Philippe Wolthuis