1335 meters, 2022
Video installation
Music by Romain Camiolo
Film, color, sound, 18′, loop

“66 million years ago, the fall of an asteroid in the Yucatán peninsula (Mexico) would have ended the reign of dinosaurs”

Angelika Markul’s project 1335 meters, is interested by the recent discovery and drilling of a crater forming a core sample at the heart of the earth, in an effort to reveal and explain the disappearance of dinosaurs. Thanks to a group of researcher and scientists from the University of Bremen in Germany, and after fifteen years of preparation, it became possible to extract 1335 meters of stone depth so as to identify the date when dinosaurs went extinct. 

In the continuity of Angelika Markul’s work, pursued for more than fifteen years today, on the question of memory, bodies and places, of destruction and the cycle of life, this new project is interested by the origins of Man. Stretched between these paradoxes, her approach is always motivated by a desire to capture the images, but also to sculpt them and make visible what is dark and hidden.

Exhibitions :
Impact, eac.Espace de l’Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux, France, 2023. Curated by Fabienne Grasser-Fulchéri.