Deep Time Geology of Spoleto

2018

 

Miguel-SbastidaDTG

 

Depp Time Geology of Spoleto

 

Carved and found limestone from the Jurassic period

370 x 370 x 40 cm

Text and Sculptures permanently Installed at Eremo Santa Maria di Spoleto, Italy; which rests on a limestone mountainside.

 

Installation concerned with ideas of material specificity and geological history, formed by a group of limestone rocks from the Jurassic period, partially intervened with sea-floor ripple patterns.

Limestone is composed of calcite, which originates from the precipitation of calcium carbonate in shallow ocean waters, or through the grinding and accumulation of massive ammounts of shells.  The rocks from the region of Spoleto were formed following this process during the Jurassic, almost 200 million years ago. Although limestone is a rock widely found above sea level, it is part of a landscape that once laid under the ocean.

Deep-Time geology of Spoleto explores these historical and materially-specific relationships by trying to bring forth and reconnect the present state of the rocks, with the landscapes and processes that they come from.