Spiral Jetty

The Spiral Jetty (Spiral -Mole ) is a huge built for a specific time spiral. The nature of art was built in 1970 by Robert Smithson in the Utah desert at the edge of the Great Salt Lake with the help of heavy equipment.

The artwork is not easily accessible. Especially Spiral Jetty is characterized by the temporary aspect: The spiral is exposed to wind and weather, and is thus naturally and gradually destroyed. Due to the desert climate, however, this happens relatively slowly, so that the spiral after 40 years is still clearly visible.

This is a project that can be probably attributed to the Land Art. The remoteness, using only nature's own materials and the transience underline this.

About the Spiral Jetty, Robert Smithson has even produced a documentary of the same name. This film is also part of the work. The sculpture, film and related sketches and texts are to be understood as a multi-layered work of art.