Vitrine #18 // Masha Ru
Opening 6th May (Friday) 17:00-20:00
exhibition runs till 1st July
The importance of touching or eating earth is present in many cultures. In Nigeria there is a belief that
one should eat a little of the local earth after arrival to a new place, to ensure fitting into a new system
and not getting sick. In Suriname during typical Winti-Rituals clay known as pimba is put on the skin
and eaten to call for spirits. In Bible and the Koran, God created the first man out of clay. Those rituals
and beliefs have as well a scientific explanation. The human body cannot exist without minerals and
bacteria, which occur in the soil. Within upcoming exhibition at De Vitrine the interactions of human with
clay will be investigated.
The work of Masha Ru is supported by Mondriaan Fund.
Photo by: Olga Ganzha