There is no way to tell when it will erupt, just that it will. There is no way it will erupt. It is extinct (2019)

 

My work “There is no way to tell when it will erupt, just that it will. There is no way it will erupt. It is extinct” began when I accidently stumbled upon an article about “volcanoes in Scania”. Recently I moved to this region in Sweden and had until then found the landscape rather undramatic. As it turned out it has been quite dramatic. Rumbling volcanoes and deep ravines caused by a breakup of a supercontinent is part of the story. I went searching for the remnants of volcanoes in Söderåsen National Park. Home again I made a cross-reading of the former volcanic landscape and the well-known letters of Pliny the Younger in which he describes the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

The artwork is in three parts; a prologue (There is no way to tell when it will erupt, just that it will. There is no way it will erupt. It is extinct (prologue)), a drama (There is no way to tell when it will erupt, just that it will. There is no way it will erupt. It is extinct) and an epilogue (Aftereffect of the Pangaea breakup (epilogue)).

 

Documentation photographs by Søren Christian Staun

There is no way to tell when it will erupt, just that it will. There is no way it will erupt. It is extinct (prologue) (2019)

 

Digital collages, framed letters of Pliny the younger, folding chairs, ferns

There is no way to tell when it will erupt, just that it will. There is no way it will erupt. It is extinct (2019). Video, 9.33 min

 

Video, 9.33 min

Aftereffect of the Pangaea breakup (epilogue) (2019)

 

Mistmaker installed in the sink