Future Fossil Spaces

Future Fossil Spaces, Installation view: Musée Cantonale des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2014



Future Fossil Spaces was first created for the spaces of the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne. The fossils mentioned in the title do not refer to traces of animal or plant life found in rocks, but to the Latin etymology of the word, which translates literally as “obtained from digging”, the action of the artist consisting therefore in proposing, in the present of the exhibition space, works that are in dialectical tension
between the two arrows of time, one pointing to the past and the other towards the future. Unfolding on the floor are strangely beautiful coloured landscapes composed of enamelled steel basins filled with saline solutions from Argentinean lithium deposits, resembling the aerial view of the salt beds; rising up are tall columns of salt blocks from the same area marking the tension between a material of the future, lithium, and the length of time required to create the salt.

Future Fossil Spaces, Installation view: Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London, UK, 2014

Future Fossil Spaces, Installation view: Musée Cantonale des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2014

Future Fossil Spaces, Installation view: Musée Cantonale des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2014

Future Fossil Spaces, Installation view: Musée Cantonale des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2014