soil samples from different locations on the Absheron Peninsula on wooden boards, 57x75 cm each, 2017
Soil samples collected from different sites on the Absheron Peninsula that are connected to oil, it’s extraction, processing and the wealth generated thereof form the basis of this work cycle. By removing the soil from its site of origin and by applying it onto wooden boards it becomes the resource for an aleatory painting process. The resulting “Geological Paintings” form an abstract map consisting of multiple plates that are not meant to be representations or depictions of the territory but rather physical translocations containing hints of the region’s treatment of the ground and its mythology. Upon a closer look, traces of human presence and fragments of potential stories contained in this raw landscape material become visible.