SEED OF METALS
Mixed media installation
strange loop machine, 16 mm film, objects and drawings
Developed with the supported of the City of
Bergen and the Arts Council Norway.
“Citando Dorr (1969), and Dos Santos (2010) describes the Iron Quadrangle as "an island" composed of metamorphosed folded layers, imbedded in a sea of granite-gneiss rocks, deposited South of the Serra do Espinhaço, which merely after epeirogenic movement and erosion rises as forms of roots of large structures." – Prof. James J. Griffith, excerpts from an unfinished book
Seed of Metals elaborates on the natural phenomena of epeirogenic movement (epeiros, land, and genesis, birth), as a paradoxical strange loop, exhibiting long wavelengths with upheavals or depressions of the earths crust.
The installation consists of a strange loop machine, 16 mm film, bricks of erosion and drawings. Works created in response to Jonsson's research findings, traveling in one of the world's largest iron producing regions. Visiting ecological restoration institutions, national parks, large-scale open-pit mines and industrial facilities in the Iron Quadrangle region, in south-east Brazil.