Rural regions are rarely used for displaying so-called "art in public space". Mapping the Provinces has invited fine artists to incorporate works of art, such as video pieces, installations or public art throughout the farming region between Hildesheim and Derneburg. The artists worked closely with the residents of the local villages and farms to create their artworks, and in so doing, contributed to the development of the region. The hope was that by confronting the viewers with the uniqueness of landscapes and the corresponding artistic positions they inspire, they would become more conscious of the cultural identity of rural regions.
Artistic director: Christine Biehler
Project director: Jürgen Fritz
Artists: Simone Decker (L), Manuel Franke, Christian Hasucha, Inges Idee (Hans Hemmert, Axel Lieber, Georg Zey), Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen (FIN), Tellervo Kalleinen (FIN), Heike Mutter, Mariele Neudecker, Boris Nieslony & Die Fabrikanten, Wolfgang Preisinger (A), Thomas Stricker, Jan Svenungsson (S)
Venue and schedule:
Mittleres Innerstes Tal, Hildesheim-Derneburg, 14 May - 31 Oct. 2007
Netzwerk Kultur und Heimat Börde & Leinetal e.V.