4.543 billion. The matter of matter addresses works of art, collections and cultural histories in relation to ecological processes and a geological scale of time. It presents a continuum of materials—films, photographs, sculptures, documents, and other meaningful things—and springs from the CAPC building’s former life as a warehouse for colonial commodities whose limestone walls were once deep in the ground and whose wooden beams were once part of a forest.
4.543 billion proposes that works of art are part of geophysical history as much as art history, and it asks how we might move beyond a spatial framework of “think globally, act locally”, to “think historically, act geologically.”
Exhibition organised for the Saison Culturelle Paysages // 25 juin - 25 octobre.