Terrafuturism is a series of pseudo-scientific fieldwork experiments.Leaves were collected and dried, then cut into squares and arranged into grid... Read More
Terrafuturism is a series of pseudo-scientific fieldwork experiments.
Leaves were collected and dried, then cut into squares and arranged into grid structures. Square shapes and grids are often used to understand and oversee nature, to impose an anthropocentric order onto landscapes. This project researches the contradiction between nature's complexity and people's urge to neatly organize and classify.
Oak-Beech Forest Floor
In Oak-Beech Forest Floor, a rectangular piece of forest was systematically walked through. Milah started walking in straight consecutive lines, collecting leaves. After every few lines, she went home to dry the gathered material. The dried leaves were then cut into squares and neatly arranged into a grid, line by line. As a result, all square pieces of leaves in this work geographically refer to their original placement on the forest floor.