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The Ground underneath our Feet turns into Objects of Art

The Decrustate Collective has developed a unique technique to fix and peel original earth surfaces worldwide. The Collective brings these visual as well as haptic art works called Decrustates into new contexts within Concept Art, the environmental art scene and architecture.

What are Decrustates?

They are objects of thin crusts of original earth surfaces detached from their place
of origin and taken to exhibitions around the globe.
We find ground formations/ information on surfaces of dunes, in riverbeds, at sea shores, on mountains, but also in cities and at industrial sites.

What makes Surfaces of Earth to Works of Art

We take surfaces of earth out of their natural context and place these global objects into new contexts: Soil becomes art.
The unmatched aesthetics of elemental creation and the change of perspective from the horizontal to the vertical increase the appreciation and respect of humans towards the foundation of life.
Decrustates touch the senses and sharpen the perception of the relevance of soil and its connection within human cultures.
We place the originality and truthfulness of the Decrustates against today’s virtual products: grains of sand vs. pixels

Decrustation in the Namib Desert:
 19°16'0.32"S 3°19'34.33"E the DECRUSTATE seascape - landscape
19°16’0.32″S 3°19’34.33″E          DECRUSTATE seascape – landscape

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Decrustate ‚A Snake’s Place for the Night‘
in Harrison Ford’s Art Collection

We are proud and very exited about Harrison Ford’s choice: in 20 years of Decrustation we only once came across the spot where a side-winding adder wriggled itself into the sand to spend the night protected from the cold. In the morning it continued its foraging. We followed its tracks and found this:

Decrustate Snake     Great choice, Mr. Ford!

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Harrison Ford being introduced to Decrustates

Largest Decrustate:
Documentation of Decrustate Acre at the Brandenburger Tor, Berlin, Germany

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