18C – Memory of an Evanescent Landscape

18C, (c) Helga Griffiths
Infos Artwork
  • Year: 2018
  • Place: Mülheim an der Ruhr
  • Land: Germany (51.4272925,6.8829192) centr.
  • Category: Earth/ Soil and Resources/ Energy/ Nuclear/ Fossil
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Conceptualised as a multi-part work, 18C – MEMORY OF AN EVANESCENT LANDSCAPE deals with the various facets of coal. In a performance that was documented in a video, Griffiths distilled an essence of coal, turned it into a perfume and manufactured a synthetic diamond. Through her involvement with the different shapes of carbon, the artist reflects on the end of underground coal mining in Germany in 2018. >>

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