First Disturbance


530 (H) x 180 x 180 cm
40 tons of Undisturbed earth

On August 4, 2015 , I had dig a pit two meters deep, unearthing the first layers of this ancient city. Below this surface, I excavated a remarkable quantity of pristine, untouched earth weighing 40 tons—a testament to the unspoiled essence of nature

From September 13 to 25, 2015, in collaboration with a passionate team of experts from diverse domains and aided by 140 enthusiastic volunteers, we transformed this undisturbed earth into a tower standing at 5.3 meters tall. Employing the method of Rammed Earth, we diligently packed the 40 tons of sandy loam soil into a mold. Each day, four tons of earth were methodically compressed, contributing to the gradual rise of the structure.

Finally, on September 26, 2015, we reached the planned height and celebrated this achievement with a grand festivity, honouring the invaluable contribution of everyone involved.

By unearthing and elevating the original natural landscape of the city, we have fashioned a tower symbolizing the re-enactment of humankind's first interventions upon nature. The unspoiled earth once again assumes a symbolic role in the historic heart of this urban setting. First Disruption transcends mere symbolism, actively exploring the concept of creation in a new context. Accompanying the tower, the surrounding lawn will host an array of lectures, debates, and interactive events, fostering a vibrant hub of artistic discourse.