GEO-STRATA 2011

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Meadhbh O'Connor, Geo-Strata, installation art

Medium borosilicate glass tubes, various sands, soils, carbon, stone, clay tablets, parchment, printed text, circuit boards.
Dimensions: 2 x 1.5 metre tubes, outside diameter 7 cm. 2011.

Meadhbh O'Connor, Geo-Strata, installation art

Medium borosilicate glass tubes, various sands, soils, carbon, stone, clay tablets, parchment, printed text, circuit boards.
Dimensions: 2 x 1.5 metre tubes, outside diameter 7 cm. 2011.

Meadhbh O'Connor, Geo-Strata, installation art

Detail of smashed memory chips.

Meadhbh O'Connor, Geo-Strata, installation art

Meadhbh O'Connor

Meadhbh O'Connor, Geo-Strata, installation art

Medium borosilicate glass tubes, various sands, soils, carbon, stone, clay tablets, parchment, printed text, circuit boards.
Dimensions: 2 x 1.5 metre tubes, outside diameter 7 cm. 2011.

Meadhbh O'Connor, Geo-Strata, installation art

Detail of 'digital age layer.' Broken memory chips.

Meadhbh O'Connor, Geo-Strata, installation art

Detail of soil layers.

Meadhbh O'Connor, Geo-Strata, installation art

Detail of printed paper and before that, parchment.

Meadhbh O'Connor, Geo-Strata, installaton art

Installation view.


 

Geo-Strata, 2011

A sculpture. Two 1.5 metre glass tubes containing stratified layers of sands, soils, stone, carbon. The central layers compose of a small, compacted section of man-made detritus – artefacts of mark-making and record. These are carved stone, clay tablets, parchment, printer text and circuit boards.

The sculpture is a based on the scientific practice of geological core drilling. The piece was photographed in bogland (Co. Wicklow, Ireland), which are natural repositories.

For more, see Unearth 2012.

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