mon petit laboratoire – strates d’encrage

Landscape concept, mountain symbol and natural disasters through cultural prisms – this is one proposal made during a residency in China (Chengdu) in a research laboratory on mountains hazards and environment.

Sculpture/core-sample of cultural sediments, or, of western stereotypes about China?
Cultural dimension of landscape concept?

“A core sample is a roughly cylindrical piece of subsurface material removed by a special drill and brought to the surface for examination. Such a sample is needed to ascertain bulk properties of underground rock, such as its porosity and permeability, or to investigate the peculiar features of a given zone of strata.” Britannica Online Encyclopedia

Material: Solid black ink, silk, soap stone, rice paper, red paste, felt, blue&white china, clay – 120 cm long, 20 cm diam.