Bodenmomente

 

2016, synthetic resin, blue pigment, natural stone, muscovite

4 parts, each 100 x 100 x 10 cm

Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl

 

At the depth of 886 m, on the 4th level of one of the last coal mines in Germany’s Ruhr District, the Zeche Auguste Victoria, significant areas of the floor were cast. The chosen areas show left-overs from human mining work as well as signs of geological processes: tracks, chains, grids, screws, plastic bits and other debris are continuously covered by carbon dust,

rust, crystallized saline and growing stalagmites. Two weeks after the project was concluded the coal mine

was closed down. The four casts are sculptural documentation of one of the last coal mines in West Germany.