We can see, above all, structures composed of small sand balls on the surface, underneath it, however, the small crabs are busy throwing the balls out, one by one. At the same time, the smooth surface of the sand clearly tells us that we are standing in the surf area of the sea: when the tide comes all this architecture is washed away and nothing can be seen any more. This premonition of the imminent wiping out of these structures is virtually found underneath the surface of the photographs.


Samuel Herzog 2002

IL853.1 – IL853.46


Home of the Crabs, 1998

Das Heim der Krebse, 1998


Series of 46 photographs

Black and white photographs, framed (glass, wood)

29 units, each 30.1 x 43.1 x 2.5 cm (frame)

17 units, each 38.8 x 54.3 x 3.5 cm (frame)

Verso I. Lüscher 1998

Stiftung Situation Kunst, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 2021



Dum uměni, 2002 České Budějovice 2002

MART Rovereto 2004

Kunst im alten Schützenhaus, Zofingen 2009

Kunstmuseum Solothurn 2016



České Budějovice 2002 . Rovereto 2004, pp 160-161 (ill). Solothurn 2016, pp 146-149 (ill)



Herzog 1999, pp 96-99 . Herzog 2002, unpaged


The photographs are taken on the beach of the island of Bogil-do, South Corea.


See no 840 and 877