By Lucas Bartholl, September 26, 2021

On the 26h of September Mexico City based collective @panosmico concluded their three weeks research into finding common symbols of imperialism through merchandising and landscapes with an experiment at the Werkstatt @groeningerhofIn a workshop sculptures were made out of clay and mud from the Elbe river developing new reliefs for the city’s symbolic landscape. The slow destruction of the sculptures of a sailing ship conquering the earth and a ship container through drops of water manifested the exchanging fluxes between the waters of the Elbe river, its mercantile port and the destruction of its former ecosystem. 

We thank Panosmico for this engagement with the water flows of our city and the inspiring conversations. We are looking forward to all that is ahead in terms of further collaborations. Mucho amor.

A big shout out to the amazing photographer @kozaczk

This day was part of the first research phase of our current project in the inner city of Hamburg, Merging Shores. Merging Shores is a satellite project of THE GATE by @imaginethecity