Inspecting material unconsciousness, 2019
digital photography, text, slide projector
The photographic series consisting of 15 digital photographs is part of an ongoing research on infrastructural sites, open pit mines and places of material extraction. The series investigates such sites as places of a societal collective unconsciousness in the making, where matters that our consciousness prefers not to inspect become landscapes. The photographic endeavor unfolds the uncanniness of the mine's vast altered landscapes up to a point beyond recognition, thus visually exposing the extractive wounds of capitalism on Earth as a side effect of a habit of mind.
Funding: The Dynamic Archive. Images: installation view at Instability (Fiber Festival), Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam, 2020, photographed by Hansjan Fokkens.