Mikado Sol, 2014

November 23rd, 2014

A geological map of Paris, layering the “human” with the “natural”.

This is a current geological map of Paris, woven with translucent strips covered in either cement powder or a mix of anthropocenic earth taken from an old industrial site on the outskirts of Paris. The interweaving seen in the Mikado Sol is just like the interweaving of the Anthropocene. In precarious equilibrium, as in a game of pick-up sticks, anthropogenic soils and layers of concrete intertwine, as “human” and “natural,” now without any clear separating limit.