Rooted is an intervention in public space associated with a very specific aura and symbolism: the military cemetery in Feldbach-Mühldorf with tombs and memorials dedicated to more than
2,500 victims of both World Wars from several countries. In death, the differences that divide us during our lifetime disappear; we metamorphose so as to produce a new life and create new roots. In order to emphasize this process, the artist has covered the base and visible roots of the trees with gold leaf. The cemetery in Feldbach-Mühldorf, a place with a rich and varied history in which friend and foe live side by side, allows us to learn the lessons of history to prevent it from repeating itself in future.
The art piece was part of project “Inverting Battlefields – for a borderless future, project of Xenos Association ( Nayarí Castillo, Joachim Hainzl, and Maryam Mohammadi) in cooperation with KIÖR | Art in Public Space Styria / Universalmuseum Joanneum