Many aspects of modern life are alienating man from his earthbound nature.Science enables us more and more to overcome the conditions of being human and the limitations of being an earthbound creature.
But by overcoming the limitations of life itself, we forget that these conditions are part of being human. This ongoing detachment from our earthbound conditions, alienates us from our human nature.
Digging Conditions is a set of tools as a response to the paradoxical way we view progress and technological development. It is mechanical invitation for thinking by doing.
Three mechanical tools are inviting us to work the land. Inspired by the definition of the ‘Vita Activa’ (active life) of the philosopher Hannah Arendt, that she uses to designate three fundamental human activities, the tools each represent ‘Labour’, ‘Work’ or ‘Action’. The tools are an ode to physicality in the digital age and a mechanical invitation to revalue the human conditions that connect us to our earth.