Residents were asked to bring a sample of soil from the place they currently consider “home.” These offerings were documented, merged, and sifted through a large stencil in the middle of camp creating a temporal reminder of the fifteen different histories gathered for a week. Over the course of the week the earthen rug was destroyed by foot traffic, distributing foreign soil throughout camp and permanently altering the native landscape.
Adam Weiler is an artist, designer, and educator currently residing in Holland, Michigan. His earth-based works explore ideas of place, experience, history, and language. When he’s not playing in the dirt you’ll find him making work with students at Ambrose, an after school creative youth center disguised as a graphic design and screen printing studio…or vice versa.