New sculptures were made there by her and local craftsmen and she became a Yoruba priestess. The sacred grove is meant to be a place where de local gods can dwell and can be felt and communicated with.
Herzog presents two of Wenger’s wonderful books, a real treasure and it’s amazing it’s actually on show there.
There is also some video footage of the sculptures in the Osun Grove and there are some descriptions and translations of Wenger’s poetry.
The back room contains Herzog’s own installation.
She created her own grove of wonder with beard lichens or vines and objects that seem to be meant for communicating with another world.
Radiating coloured lights complete the whole ambiance.
It is difficult to see Herzog’s installation as independent from Wenger’s life work and of course that is deliberate.
It gives a sense of integrity to the show and it lives up to it.
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