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Plastic, motors, Fluoriciene, oil barrels, several found objects

The smell of decay is what first hits you when you enter the work, a time- capsule, a world where all life forms have perished. Looking around you see a huge (700 square meter) landscape, it's a place where the sun barely shines, desolated, yet vibrant of colour. You walk around and feel a brittle surface below your feet, covering the ground you see a green moss enveloping the rotting soil.

Together with the smell of decay a new scent emerges, artificial almost, tangy and acidic. The smell of plastic. Upon closer inspection you notice the green layer isn't moss at all, it's merely a resemblance. Machine made, a carpet almost, fake and fragrant.

Scattered around the site are several hill formations bearing gaping pits filled with a green liquid. The liquid appears to be dripping out of the tall black monuments, erected in a circle. The stacked monuments in the landscape refer to megaliths, prehistoric stone formations designed by humans, a setting to perform rituals.

Photo grey object (homepage): Siese Veenstra (Groninger Museum)

Photo's: Natascha Libbert

Photo grey object: Siese Veenstra

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