Emptied Remains - Hohe Heide (2004)

The EU funded project 'Leader' focuses on the Hohe Heide, a region in northern Germany situated in the triangle between the three major cities of Hamburg, Bremen and Hannover. Otobong Nkanga was invited to explore the Hohe Heide through photography. 

Nkanga reveals the changing states of the farmlands adjusting to a new economical situation. The landscape shows the social and political changes in the Hohe Heide, which disappear behind its picturesque beauty for the eye of a visitor. This scenery is a smoke-screen to reality.

  

Barn, Hertel - Rutenmühle
Coated residue, Wittorf
Colour of nature is definitely green 01
Colour of nature is definitely green 02
Eroded by wind
Gas field 01, Söhlingen Ost
Gas field 02, Söhlingen Ost
Gas field vestige, Wisselshorst
Reservoir, Wittorf
The fall, Schwalingen
The hidden reservoir
The hidden reservoir exposed at night
Truncated, Visselhövede - Rotenburg
Waiting to migrate
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