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  • Dattel Denkmal

    The memorial for the date fruit refers to the war situation in Iraq and it is dedicated for all the palm trees, which were destroyed in the past decades through war. Iraq experienced an environmental disaster with the soil being contaminated for millennia through uranium-depleted ammunition. Before the destruction, Iraq used to be the biggest exporter of dates in the world and it was certainly part of the Iraqi identity. For the diaspora the date was one of the few things, which were available outside the country. The date palm (phoenix dactylifera) originates from Mesopotamia and it takes years until a palm carries fruits. Bronze, 65 cm, 2014.