|medium: ||the lagoon itself, forms part of the exhibition as a natural, historical and ecological biotope. It is possible to visit one of the islands, the lazaretto vecchio, to experience the reality of the lagoon and of all - this - here. The sanctuarium: natura mater, is located on this island. It is a derelict building where nature is taking over human history from inside with wild flowering and fruit trees, grasses, sedge and brambles. herman de vries added 5 marble plates with goldleaf texts (be aware / life is / this / death was here / natura mater) and 1 with a dot.
[source: herman de vries. to be all ways to be (Valiz/Mondriaan Fund : Amsterdam 2015) 25