The shots from an archive of 1932 are compared with an expedition along the exact same pass created by miners almost a hundred years ago.
Limbo is a proposal, for the Carrara marble quarries, that shows the deep scars left by art and architecture industry. The work opens up this wound, showing the bleeding of mountains by cutting even deeper into it.
3 meter long high res. print on a curved dibond create 360 ° ponrama around the viewer axis done from 100 combined photos.
Under exposure to atmospheric agents corten steel is generating a rust file. The pavement has several slight
inclinations to collect rainwater at one point on the platform, to let it take on the color of rust and then descend to the edge of the mountain, leaving its bloody pigment.
1:1000 3 meter long model. Foam, gypsum, Corten Steel, rainwater
Reconstructed from hundreds of individual archive drawings 3 meter long complete relief plan of an abandoned Carrara quarries
1 : 30000 scale 30 kg. paraffin model of the handcrafted precisely according to the archive maps and excavation plans of 15th century and represents the process of Carrara marble explosions and mining activities from the 15th century till now. The fire slowly dissolves the green pigment leaving white craters, demonstrating the percentage of destruction of local ecology equal to technological progress and economical grow.
Project: Francesca Giantin & Daria Khozhai
Archive access granted by Massimiliano Lucchi.
Special thanks to Hope Ives Strode and Francesco De Pasquale (Mayor of Carrara city) .