In the time of the exhibition, Grit Ruhland decided to spend ten dates of observation in the Saxonian Saxony, somewhere nearby the mine. Where and when to be there, should be decided by accident - following the method of "Monte-Carlo".
The artist Grit Ruhland in the exhibition, preparing for her landscape observation in the area of the former Wismut uranium mine near Königstein (Saxonian Switzerland).
Part of her method, to figure out where and when to observe the post-mining landscape, is to throw a dice and draw slices of wood and nuts........as can be seen here, there is a numbered nut for every day of the month.
In a first step, Grit draws one of them out of the dark of a little bag and throws it on a map of the area, where her observations might take place.
To find out, when to start the observation and how long it will last, Grit draws a slice of wood, marked with the hours of a day - in this case, unfortunately 7 a.m..The dice at last shows the duration, from one hour minimum to six hours maximum.
And there it is. The field near Thürmsdorf as Grit found it in the morning of Sunday, 15/2/2015, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. She described her observations in a protocoll, following the method of an ethnologist.
What Grit found out and what she observed in her ten dates, sitting in the open field of the post-mining landscape can be followed by you in her radio audio collage:
27th of February
coloRadio 98,4 & 99,3 MHz, Dresden
8.30 - 9.30 p.m. (on the photo: Grit Ruhland and actress Pauline Kästner in the studio)