Benera and Estefan
Tired Mountains, 2018
Collages on paper, 17x25 cm each

The collages (showing hybrids of technological debris and solid rock) are direct interventions on scientific archive material (the encyclopedia of minerals), thus creating a speculative register of future mineralogy.

The title refers to the Tired Mountain Syndrome, recognized and verbalised by specialists in the face of environmental abuse, particularly nuclear tests whose effects, according to scientific studies, have led to the weakening of the geological formation.

Produced by Frac des Pays de la Loire. Photo credits: Fanny Trichet