Monthly Archives: March 2016

CASAdelDRAGON – sustainability includes recycling

the recycling stock - bottles - looking for more !!!

the recycling stock – bottles – looking for more !!!

The color garden project implies a lot of different activities. We prepared a place to collect and guard second hand material. Every guest of the house of the dragon and the color garden is welcome to donate some empty glas bottles of beer, wine and water. We will hem use later in walls (as a part of installation and sculptures).

It is highly desirable that guests will bring such material to the garden directly.

 

the recycling stock - wood - bottles - ceramics - big packs - metal

the recycling stock – wood – bottles – ceramics – big packs – metal

Also we are looking for every stuff useful for construction, like iron, metal, and especially ceramics. If you have some lonelytiles ceramic stones in your garage, carry them to the color garden and enjoy them taking place in one of the sculptures there.

We need also: stainless steel sinks, old bicycles, wheelbarrows, gardening tools, ladders.

new bio is local – fruits out of the color garden of CASAdelDRAGON

new "bio" is "local" - fruits and vegetables out of the color garden of CASAdelDRAGON

new “bio” is “local” – fruits and vegetables out of the color garden of CASAdelDRAGON

“The new bio is local”. Under this term the artist residence and think tank CASAdelDRAGON develop the color garden and its plants. “We are happy to discover the way of transforming chemical treated farmland into high quality soil. Its an amazing story based on several friends, supporters and woofers in the last 2 years, to get such nice results. (Juan Petry)”

The eco garden is part of the local activities of the artist residence CASAdelDRAGON. It is an advantage for visitors and guests, because they will reap and eat these salads, fruits and vegetables.

“Amazing to see what we get in early spring ot of this art garden, the local microclima is so nice and offers so many variations of consumable plants.”

If you want to know more about the residence program, the exhibition activities or social cultural events follow the links. Have also a look at the webpage of the free university of informal education, another social sculpture and cultural movement in conjunction with the house of the dragon.

And follow us on Facebook.

 

state of affairs – the open kitchen project – CASAdelDRAGON

moving the material (20 to till now)

moving the material (20 to till now)

As part of the activities in the color garden we started to build the open kitchen. This social plastic, itself an artwork and sculpture, will host an open kitchen and an oven to cook for wwoofer and other willing helper and supporter in the garden area.

 

a living shuttering build with natural stones

a living shuttering build with natural stones

After starting with three lines of deep foundation we build the living shuttering (living in that case means, that it becomes part of the surface of the buildung).

 

concrete platform and first walls with glas bottles

concrete platform and first walls with glas bottles

Moving more than 8 to of sand, gravel, water and natural stones we finished the platform of contrete and started with first walls. The glas bottles are used to give some light inside the sculpture.

two strong workers are putting the first stones

two strong workers are putting the first stones

Under supervision from Che his mother placed some concrete blocks in the right positions. The excavator is not needed…

 

basement of the oven and kitchenette done by claystones

basement of the oven and kitchenette done by claystones

The basement of the oven will be used to guard wood and other stuff, the kitchenette will be part of the working area of the open kitchen to handle food and to boil dye plants (to get pigments) and to manufacture natural soap.

natural stones around

natural stones around

One of the most wonderful things for an artist (even if he work in the field of social sculpture) is to work with natural stones. On one hand its a slowly work but you should taste it and you will enjoy the flow (decelerate yourself in times of burn out).

Thanks to Sonia, Che, Mariella, Margret, Noah, Antje, Corinna and Katrin and all the other hard workers to start this project. We will continue…

(March 2016)

maju – a culinary journey from adventure to being

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Dinner & Art: Saturday 24. April 20167.00 p.m. to 10 p.m.
A 6-course menu and 12 stories about art and food – in conjunction with the social sculpture CASAdelDRAGON in Spain
Location: galerie luzia sassen | Schönecker Weg 5 | 51570 Windeck (NRW / Germany)

Dinner & Art: Tuesday 26. April 20167.00 p.m. to 10 p.m.
A 6-course menu and 12 stories about art and food – in conjunction with the social sculpture CASAdelDRAGON in Spain
Location: galerie luzia sassen | Luxembuerger Str. 345 | 50939 Köln (Cologne / Germany)

limited number of participants – attendance by invitation only –  booking exclusively here: Luxemburger Str. 345, 50939 Köln, Tel.: +49 (0) 2248 – 44 53 45, Fax: +49 (0) 2248 – 44 53 46, luzia.sassen@galerieluziasassen.de

maju is time for love of pleasuremaju is a culinary journey from adventure to being. maju combines 12 stories about art and cuisine with a unique delight for your taste buds and heartmaju combines exquisite dishes made from carefully selected ingredients with the presentation of curated art works. Be part of a unique experience!

Mariella cooks with ingredients from the garden of colours (Jardi de Colors laboratori de artistas, project of UNIEE – free university of informal education, Castellon, Spain). Juan talks about art and natural food on the road to the social sculpture CASAdelDRAGON.