Echoes from Wandering Continents, 2014

Basalt, sound, speaker

Collaboration with Jean-Marc Chomaz (Laboratoire d’hydrodynamique, Ecole Polytechnique, France) and Jérome Fortin (Laboratoire de Géologie, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris)

This installation is composed of a sound : the echo from a wandering continent. Recorded in the experimental set up of the Geology Laboratory of ENS_Paris, it was captured from a block of basalt brought back from an expedition at the frontier of the American and Eursian continent, in the fault that divides Iceland. The sound gives to hear a granular slide recalling the element cycle through aggreagation states, from bodies of water into human bodies, up towards the stratosphère and back into the Earh’s inner core. It reminds us there is no history, no sediemntation, but organic time. Everything is a process of flux.*

*Textures of the Anthropocene, Grain, Vapor, Ray_Manual
Haus der Kulture der Welt, Berlin, The MIT Press, Cambridge MA and London, England