Material

Bone, Trash

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Made in

Animal material 63 Composite 101 Recycled 125 Bone 6

Bone, Trash
Bone, Trash
Bone, Trash
Bone, Trash
Bone, Trash
Bone, Trash
Bone, Trash
Bone, Trash
Bone, Trash
Bone, Trash
Bone, Trash
Bone, Trash
Bone, Trash
Bone, Trash
Bone, Trash
Bone, Trash
Bone, Trash
Bone, Trash
Bone, Trash
Bone, Trash
Bone, Trash
Bone, Trash
Bone, Trash
Bone, Trash

Photos: Marie Caye

Thereafter

Close to the endpoint of the river Maas near Maastricht, a small island has been constructed 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. 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.

Constructed together into fictional skeletons and remains, this cyborg matter constructs the image of a time after ours. With the earth continuing cycles of transformation without us.

Making process

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

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Ingredients

Bones, plastic, metal, wood, egg shells

Credits

Jan Van Eyck Academy