Earth Studies (I)

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A study in the earth’s cultural charge, in addition to the scientific. When items lifted from the soil are still earthy and fragmented, they have a special aura. After cleaning, preservation and eventual reconstruction they are turned into scientific and in a sense artificial objects. The initial spell is broken.

This staged excavation attempts to explore how deceptive the archaeological excavations perceived authenticity can be. By turning the documentation to the main object of the analysis these photographs create a fictional work.