There is a magnificent abandoned quarry near Vrhnika, Slovenia.
It looks like some kind of a natural amphitheater. The place is
peaceful and very inspiring. To remind people of the calmness that
nature offers, I prepared a poetical exhibition with a local cultural
In the abandoned Kucler's quarry there is a geological fault. This
is, beside many fossils from the time of Panonian
Sea, a typical geological feature of the place. Slovene word
for the fault is prelomnica, which also connotes a turning point
in a historical and/or personal sense. But it does not have the
same meaning in English and cannot be translated without this important
meaning being lost. Therefore English version is titled after the
Slovene subtitle: Man In Nature – Nature In Man.
Twenty-three poems written by various authors, some famous and
some unknown, who lived in different parts of the world and in different
times in history were printed on transparent foils. Because all
of the poems are somehow connected to the nature, the foils were
arranged around the quarry in such a way that visitors could see
a part of nature behind the text while reading: a stone or a bush,
some trees or the sky.
The exhibition was opened at the sunset on July 13th 2006 by a
Petrač (bachelor of music, graduated from the Royal Conservatorium
in The Hague, Netherlands). He sang and recited a few poems about
nature. To balance male and female principle – like it always is
in the nature – a male voice was accompanied by a woman's: Alenka
Saksida read a poem and some thoughts about the nature. After this
short opening event visitors were invited to share their thoughts
or poetry with everyone. The exhibition was closed on July 23rd.
In the past years, groups of sculptors were creating stone statues
and compositions in and arround the quarry. Some of the works were
left in the area reminding us how people and nature can coexist
and create harmoniously.