Marmagne

YEAR
  • 1999
DETAILS
  • 10 b/w photos, heat-pressed on canvas, embroidery, felt
  • Size: cm 190 x 130 each
  • Installation view Luigi Franco Arte Contemporanea
  • Turin; Rocca Roveresca di Senigallia
CREDITS
  • Photo: Carlo Gloria, Ela Bialkowska

Ten photographs taken at an abandoned trout farm in Marmagne, a forest in Burgundy, France. Embroidered on the photographs, printed on fabric, are ten hypothetical stages of continental drift. This is a place where human intervention (walls and dams, the abandoned house) has been reabsorbed by plant life.
The work conveys a sense of chaotic overlap of different times: the short span of man and plants, the vast span of geological eras, the movements of the earth’s crust, the endless cycle of water.