Dates2017 - 2018
- Topics Landscape, Contemporary Issues
- Location Zurich, Switzerland
In my search for novel organisms that live on inorganic material, I came across old negatives which I exposed to moisture for the surface of the film transforming into a living space to microbes.
During my research on new types of organisms living in the Anthropocene on inorganic materials I found old 6x6” negatives in my grandfathers archive. These I exposed to humidity for the surface of the film transforming into a living space to all kinds of microbes. The latter have altered the initial landscape to a unprecedented one: a mirobescape, revealing a possible outcome of climate change.
Especially considering the fact that bacteria and viruses have been preserved for millions of years in permafrost and glaciers and are now released into a whole new environment where the outcome and consequences of these amalgamations are unprecedented and unpredictable.
The pictures are dated with 1963, my very first year on earth and the time being the beginning of massive industrial and agricultural pollution.
While the pictures are beautiful in their appearance they also present an alarming destruction of our world.
The images are printed on plexiglas to emphasize the inherent artificiality of the subject.