Data-mapping the new topographies created by the forced evacuation and destruction of the Calais ‘Jungle’ Migrant Camp, France.
Plotted as traditional Calais lace borders, the mesh references the historical industry of the city, as well as its more contemporary notoriety for political borders.
China Heights Gallery.
Eora (Sydney), Australia : 2018
‘Borders’ book monograph : La Chambre Graphique Paris, 202o.
Shown alongside the data maps, is a series of terrazzo blocks preserving the last 20kg of camp objects, trampled into the ground during the forced evacuation.
Only on closer inspection, do they reveal their contents to be SIM cards, shotgun shells, tent poles, shoes, toothbrushes & kiosk tiles.
As an architectural material of both interior and exterior use – terrazzo reflects exactly the nature of the very public domesticity of life within the ‘Jungle’. But it is also a medium that, like the camp, always resourcefully makes something substantial and eclectic from remnants.
Installation View, Heide MoMA.
Stanislava Pinchuk : TERRA DATA (Career Survey).
March – June 2021.
Curated by Lesley Harding.