Ayumi Matsuzaka – All My Cycle

Ayumi Matsuzaka is making a black fertilizer out of her own excretion and using the fertilizer to produce vegetables, which will be eaten. Then she collects excretion again to make new fertilizer. The project creates a natural cycle on individual level.
During 2010, Ayumi Matsuzaka focused on making the fertilizer, advised by biologist Dr. Jürgen Reckin. From spring 2011, she startet planting vegetables into the soil that is made of vegetables she ate in 2010.
This theme connects to her own body, to daily human life, to the efforts of treating our waste-water and to food production. Matsuzakas method of making fertilizer is called “Terra Preta”, Amazonian black soil. This method has the advantage of preventing serious infections caused by parasites.

Ayumi Matsuzaka born 1978 in Nagasaki, Japan, lives and works in Berlin, Germany

We want to thank everyone who helped to make the 18th venue in Erfurt possible!

18. ZNE! Station ERFURT (Germany)

Duration: 28.7.2019 to 22.9.2019

Pictures from the exhibition in Erfurt here!


We mourn our friend and benefactor, the artist and philosopher Prince Rudolf zur Lippe, who died on 6 September 2019.

He made thoughts dance and people move.

During the exhibition in Erfurt, which shows works from the cycle "Learning from the Birds" in the church of the Augustinian monastery, he wanted to talk to us about it and how it is linked to Goethe and Alexander von Humboldt.

We will miss him greatly, not only there.


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