Land art, as impressive as it may be, has a somewhat ambivalent character because it is usually located in such remote places that traveling there and physically experiencing it is not only complicated but also expensive. ost of us have to make do with the iconic photos, which give an impression of the works but have their limitations in terms of scale and landscape context.
The La Tigra Land Art Garden takes these photographs as the starting point for a collaborative performance: together with visitors to the La Tigra Performance Festival, a miniature garden was created in the Honduran cloud forest, bringing together numerous famous works of land art. The Land Art Garden with its miniature works may seem absurd in contrast to its monumental role models, but the creation of the garden brings back the physical experience of the artwork - albeit in a different way. As with the famous role models, photographs emerge from the Land Art Garden, showing the future public the ephemeral miniature and fragility of the works.
13-parted photo series, 2018

La Tigra Land Art Garden, photography, 30 × 45cm

Joseph Beuys, 500 oaks, photography, 30 × 45cm

La Tigra Land Art Garden, photography, 30 × 45cm

Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty, photography, 30 × 45cm

Jan Dibbets, Perspective Correction #2, photography, 30 × 45cm

Installation view, Arco Madrid, 2022

Michael Heizer, Rift, photography, 30 × 45cm

Walter de Maria, Lightning Field, photography, 30 × 45cm

Udo Rondinone, Seven Magic Mountains, photography, 30 × 45cm

Nobuo Sekine, Phase—Mother Earth #2, photography, 30 × 45cm

Richard Long, Road Stone Line, photography, 30 × 45cm

Carlos Ginzburg, Tierra, photography, 30 × 45cm

Michael Heizer, Displaced-Replaced Mass, photography, 30 × 45cm

Andrew Rogers, Knot, photography, 30 × 45cm