New work in progress: A water-led storytelling in the driest bed of an ancient sea
This site, the the Atacama desert- once an ancient inland sea ringed by volcanos- now the driest desert in the world, where the salty crust and the underground brine water recalls its deep past as a sea, rich in lithium salts.
A site of watery contest, between mining and environment, where the salty residues of an ancient sea are increasingly extracted for a lithium-led path to a climate-neutral future. A collapse of time underneath a crust of dusty salt in the salare.
For background, science and emerging research see HERE
…We have proclaimed ourselves a species thinking, but from time to time the beast escapes, as happened in Chile ago half a century, or is happening in Ukraine. Now your power is not measured in the size of the stones you can throw, but in the number of followers and likes. No matter how far away we are physically of those who resist today, the universal experience of being a victim of the blow and the oppression, allows us to generate resonance and create for others.
For the full curatorial text: HERE
Project development was undertaken with the assistance of Stimuleringsfonds NL