Anton Burdakov

KAOLINITE

2015
Steel, pin board, photographs, various objects
175 x 200 x 140 cm

Memory and time. Territory and home.
A resource on which civilization depends.

The work is organised around a grid based on the molecular structure of kaolinite, the most basic form of clay and an essential constituent of many soils. The constellations of artefacts and images explore the strata of this primordial material, from molecular attraction in mineral particles to humanity's bond with the land.

Project initiated in the context of 'Soil Culture' residency organised by the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW) at Eden Project in Cornwall, UK, a biodiversity centre built in a former clay pit.