June 2012-Summer 2013, Rauma, Finland

Making "Personal Soil" out of our body waste. In the theme of the exhibition "HUMAN NATURE", I prepared 12 compost starter kits and set up corresponding gardening boxes in the courtyard of the museum. During the Biennale period, interested visitors could take home a compost starter kit, collect their own solid body waste and ferment it using charcoal and microorganisms. They would then bring it to the museum for the workshop. In total, 8 participants carried through with collecting their waste at home and returing for the composting workshop. Each mixed their own materials with soil to begin the decomposing process, which will complete in the next year 2013.


Rauma Biennale Balticum 2012

Curated by Henna Paunu

Rauma Art Museum, Rauma, Finland

09. June 2012 — 09. September 2012

Supported by ifa Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V and Tria Terra 

Photo of workshop day by Jari Sorjonen

If you like to know the Terra Preta compost process, find an instruction below