Despite of the usual hoods of garden gnomes peeking out in germanies front yards, new species from the exotic distance have made their ways into our gardens. Will these neophytes, with their strange myths and customs, displace the native german dwarfs?
Just like Garden Gnomes, popular Saints are leftovers from a mythical and archaic civilization. Stigmatized as devilish or pagan by the missionaries in the course of the colonization of the Americas, parts of old myths and spirits survived through the fusion with the Christian tradition.
The externalized and outsourced “Other”, disguised as the “Known”, is projected into the summer huts, artistically reflecting upon the categories of the native and the tradition as practices of creating cultural boundaries.