The Unstable Ground

Eva Garibaldi


Welcome to the thickness of the horizon line, the space of shifting wetness, mud. Here everything becomes slippery, slimy, and ungraspable. Solid, clear-cut boundaries collapse. It is neither solid, nor liquid, but in constant flow. Everything becomes situated, embodied, temporal and ever-changing. It becomes formless unknowable matter shifting between stages of water and land. 

The Unstable Ground takes as a starting point the site of Lake Cerknica, an intermittent karstic lake in Slovenia, to explore the ground as unstable and in constant flux. The installation becomes the shifting space of mud. Within each structure, a different instance of the complex assemblage of the muddy unstable ground is revealed. The ground and, by consequence, space are understood as unstable and constantly moving. The terrestrial and the aquatic are no longer understood as binaries separate from each other but begin to form a hybrid temporal materiality in which one is submerged into an unresolved unstable cycle. 

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