Bones, found trash

Bones, found trash

Thereafter

Close to the endpoint of the river Maas near Maastricht, a small island has been constructed recently as a natural reserve. Mostly inaccessible by humans, the human traces, however, remain: an astonishing amount of garbage carried by the river gathers on the island. There in the mud, one can find pieces of bones and plastic side by side, ageing similarly, almost as though they belonged to the same origin. Put together in fictional skeletons and remains, this cyborg matter constructs the image of a time after ours. The earth carries on its cycles of transformation without us.

Additional information

Thereafter is made of natural materials and garbage found during walks in nature reserves which are then later assembled.

Ingredient list

Bones, plastic, metal, wood, egg shells

Maker

Marie Caye

References

Thereafter (Video)

Credits

Jan Van Eyck Academy

Photo credits

Marie Caye