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For 2 years (2021-22), Kriz lived in the rural countryside of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, where coal mines and power plants dominate the otherwise flat landscape of never ending fields.

He started documenting the overwhelming enormity and visual aesthetic of these interventions to understand their impact on the psyche. The photographs have now become a part of the ongoing work documenting the German energy landscape with its brown coal mines, solar panels, wind turbines and power plants.

Villages and churches are continuously being taken down to make way for the mines. Power plant chimneys still function as cloud machines. The flyers and banners sing songs of a bright future when mines will be turned into lakes and green neighbourhoods, while the coal dust still falls from the sky and highways shifted for machine dinosaurs, steadily consuming the ground.

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