Goolarabooloo, 2021

Fiac, Hors les murs, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, France.


Two bronze sculptures

175 x 150 x 30 cm

180 x 150 x 30 cm


Albarrán Bourdais Gallery, Madrid

Work produced as part of La Littorale-Biennale internationale Anglet-Côte basque.

Angelika Markul often associates true facts and fiction, or even science fiction, in her work. Regularly, she visits sites that are difficult to access, dangerous, or abandoned: the region of Chernobyl, the city of Fukushima, or the Kimberley Coast in Australia, where the Marella project began. The artist has taken samples of dinosaur prints from geological sites, which she later cast in bronze. According to the native legend of the Goolarabooloo people, these are the footprints of the god Marella – who was thought to have created the world, nature, and humans, before transforming into a bird, leaving only a few footprints on earth. These ancient traces convoke our origins and question the emergence of life on earth, at a time when we are experiencing the sixth mass extinction of living organisms.