Displacers (2017) Kert Viiart & Kristina Õllek
UV print on copolyester, thermoformed (hand-made),
series of 9, dimensions variable, transparent plexiglass displays
Displacers is an installation consisting of photographic acrylic forms that comment on the future archaeology by means of plastic and geology in the age of Anthropocene. The work is a combination of images of 3D rendered plastic alloy with photos made in the area of a closed marble quarry at Mount Pentelicus (located in the north of Athens and famous for its Pentelic marble, used for the construction of buildings on the Acropolis and in ancient Athens). These two layers are merged together and become a representation of a new form of a plastiglomerate rock, a stone type, that is a fusion of natural and manufactured materials such as plastic. Plastiglomerate was first discovered in 2006 and has been considered a potential marker of Anthropocene. The sculpture forms are exhibited on the floor and wall, proposing a museological dystopic vision of a future geological layer.
The work was initially exhibited as part of the duo exhibition You Know You’ve Become Part of the View (2017) at Hobusepea gallery, Tallinn. Selected pieces of the installation belong to the European Central Bank art collection and private collections.