Contemporary art and climate change

Aus der Zeit gefallen (Out of time) – Kunst aus dem Materialarchiv des Lias epsilon

22.05. bis 29.08.2021
Natural History Museum Reutlingen

For many years I have been working artistically with oil shale, the Posidonienschiefer from the foothills of the Swabian Alb. In Bad Boll, the stone is quarried, coarsely quarried and ground up into a fine pigment to be used as a healing mud in the spa. I am fascinated by the gray color, the texture of the material and the time that the rock has been in existence. Oil shale is approximately 200 to 180 million years of geological history, visible time, inscribed in the layers of rock. Man has intervened in this geological history. He has become one of the most important influencing factors on earth and is shaping a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene. In my works I deal with this.

Photograph: Plastique Fantastique (2), Installation, Plastic waste, Oil shale pigment, 70 x 200 x 20 cm

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