No Ground

I have about two months before my next exhibition and as I continue to do research and ‘fieldwork’ to explore the topics I find myself pulling out ideas from that site where water meets land. I am not out in the field to do data collection, I’ll leave that to the geologists. I’ve been walking the coasts of the great lake searching for places where sensation rubs up against beach erosion and sedimentary movement. What is “not so solid?” It is the very ground beneath our feet. We can take this literally in the data of beach erosion and rising water levels but we could also take it symbolically: there really is no ground of nature for which a return would be possible (Zizek). That seems to be the basic lesson of the dark ecologists.

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