140803 GEOLOGICAL DEPTH OF NOW WALK (COLOR PIGMENTS)

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Land Art Mongolia

THE GEOLOGIC DEPTH OF NOW walk (color pigments)
August 3 – 29, 2014
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

The Geologic Depth of Now is a scaled walk through the history of the Earth. In other words: a walkable timeline of 1150 metres that takes the walkers through the Earth’s history. Starting at the formation of the planet 4.6 billion years ago, stopping at decisive moments in animal history and ending in present times, when the human species becomes a predator over all other species. “Unlike the first five extinctions, the sixth extinction is neither abrupt nor spectacular. No smashing asteroids or giant volcano eruptions. Only the slow, cumulative effecs of greenhouse gases, rain forest depletion, and a brand of imperialism that extols the virtues of high mass consumption.” (Genese Marie Sodokoff, The Anthropology of Extinction) During the walk, Western concepts of measurements and categorizations are slowly deconstructed. (Vera Tolman)