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Sand, modelling clay, cloth, film, glue
3,4 x 5 m

Fictional Frictions, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea

The work takes its title from a geological term describing the slow wearing away of Earth’s surface. It was the last in the series of site-specific sand installations resembling an archaeological excavation. The layered structure of sand, cloth and plastic film that holds within an array of hand-made replicas of items such as a conveyor belt, window pane, obscure tools and fastenings, calls attention to material abundance and the excesses of modern lifestyles. 

Curator: Jenni Nurmenniemi / Hiap – Helsinki International Artist Programme

Photos © Doyun Kim