4 May – 2 June, Kirkenes

Terminal B: Exhibitions from Dark Ecology

In Kirkenes, Living Earth will present two parallel solo shows by Justin Bennett and Cecilia Jonsson. These exhibitions will each take as a departure point the artists’ respective interests in a geological universe that has been based upon research materials gathered from specific locations in the Norwegian-Russian border zone. Terminal B is located in the pedestrian street, Dr Wesselsgate 14, in Kirkenes. For detailed information on opening hours please check the organiser's webpage.

Friday 4 May to Saturday 2 June

Prospecting: A Geological Survey of Greys by Cecilia Jonsson and Vilgiskoddeoayvinyarvi: Wolf Lake on the Mountains by Justin Bennett, exhibitions

Continuing on from the first phase of Prospecting: A Geological Survey of Greys, when the rock cores of metamorphic gneiss were extracted from Prestefjellet and displayed as sculpture beside the borehole, the artist has since conducted various analyses and microscopy on the extracted stone in search of the bedrock’s shades of grey tones. The installation will exhibit the photography of the rock’s microstructures alongside objects and other materials from the various processes. Based on Bennett’s earlier sound-walk, Vilgiskoddeoayvinyarvi: Wolf Lake on the Mountains, the exhibition centres on the figure of Viktor, a fictional geologist who had worked at the Kola Superdeep Borehole (KSD) near the Norwegian border. The exhibition showcases both Viktor’s drawings, as well as a video in which his voice will guide us around the KSD, linking the features of the abandoned structure to aspects of the past, to his own personal history, and to the connections between the geology of the area and Sami shamanism and divination. The exhibitions will open 4/5 at 19:00.
Installing Prospecting: A Geological Survey of Greys, Cecilia Jonsson. Photo by the artist

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