Summer Holidays

”Cowpat Shipping”, 2008, dried cowpats, newsprint, metal case 21x41cm, lace cloth

Cowpat shipping acknowledges ancient usage. In former times, some city dwellers used to collect cowpats during their holidays in the countryside. They used to dry them and sent themselves parcels containing these dried cowpats. They served to fertilize urban garden plots and window boxes. Nowadays, nobody would collect, dry and mail cowpats. I brought pats from the countryside to Vienna, placed them at sunny spots, flipped and dried them for several weeks, and finally packed them.