A Measure of Minerality (preview), 2018


See final project here.


Phosphorus is essential for life as we know it: It’s used for energy transfer in animals and plants, it makes up the mineral in our bones, it’s found in high concentrations in rock that is processed into agricultural fertiliser. Humans share the same elements as rock and fertiliser. Recognising this kinship between humans and nonhumans, in this cave-like installation a combination of atomised particles of phosphate rock, fertiliser, and mammal bone mineral rotate and flow past one another perpetually. Patterns form and reform, moulding, a reference to the cycles we are part of, woven with and about.


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