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Opposing Flatness

OPPOSING FLATNESS, installation 2022.
16 Rock sculptures, molds, mirrors, light.
Dimentions rock sculptures: variable min. 10 X 10 X 5 cm till
max. 60 X 40 X 40 cm,

'Opposing Flatness' refers to what asphalt could be.
This installation goes beyond the view of what asphalt is by looking at the historicity of,
and playing with, the materials used in asphalt's creation.

Asphalt is a living material from the earth that started from deep time when rock was created.
It moves, melts, breaks, cracks and erodes.
This asphalted layer is covering the earth as seen in roads, roofs and parking lots.
While earth's layers move, parts are swallowed and new crusts are being born.

In this speculative installation you can see the remains of an urban asphalted landscape of the deep future.
Each rock tells its own story and while some rocks becomes signifiers of history, others stand for their human-made quality.
During the exhibition, the material performs as it moves and has done so for millions of years.

Documentation for Opposing Flatness on this website is shot by Chiara Catalini.

© Emma Kroos 2022