Selective memory


For the Garage festival 09 Free Soil have conducted a site specific research project investigating the environment of the Baltic Sea. We created an alternative archive of political and historical events that have occurred in the Baltic Sea region, especially Stralsund and linked these with the sea’s responses.

The impact of industrialization,
population growth and political changes has resulted in climatic and environmental changes recorded in the sea. Nature retaliates by creating new forms, one of the most significant being the spread and growth of toxic Blue Green Algae or “phytoplankton”.



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Drawing of William Lindley, the designer of the first sewer system in Stralsund. Algae on paper.