DIO 003 Stück Natur eingeweckt Haus-Rucker-Co 1973
© Haus-Rucker-Co, DAM
"The idyllic landscape inside the preserving jar is canned like marmalade and at the same time, it is presented as a scientific specimen. The small house brings to mind depictions of the 'primitive hut'."
It’s a small jar with a little dirt, moss, mini trees, and mini huts — not exactly a masterpiece of architectural model making, so you might think the engaging surprise and wonder of it would be short-lived. You’d be wrong. As it turns out, Stück Natur is one of those objects that never gets boring. (...) Also appealing are its contradicting elements, such as the whole world-in-a-jar play on scale and the idea of preserving a moment of the natural wilderness landscape in time — which then becomes still life and perhaps even stilted and artificial.