Future Fossils

wild plants, glass, metal frame, 2021

This work was created during the Destination Unknown residency which took place from 01.06 until 26.09 in 2021 at the abandoned building of the former cigar factory Vossen-Breuers in Tegelen (NL).

Future Fossils shows recordings of the plants that were present within the environment of the old cigar factory. These inhabitants will soon have to make way in favour of housing development projects. By imprinting the plants within glass panels their presence is captured and may be remembered. The act of giving attention to the weeds and wild plants is a playful yet critical gesture on our interaction with the natural world and the continuous expanding of cities and buildings that leave no room for the natural world.