(Born in 1986. Morocco)
This multicolored grotto results from toxic chemicals that the artist poured into an aquarium. He then filmed the process of chemical solidification in the water and projected the outcome onto a 180° screen. With this immersive process, we are observing a landscape while being encapsulated in it.
As the artist says, “what is called pollution is an abnormally high concentration of a ‘pure’ product in a restricted geographical area. Laboratory products such as pure copper sulphate 99/100 (all copper sulphate products are at least 98/100 pure and tend to have 99.99/100).”
The problem of globalization is the hyper-localization of certain particles.