A composite material, fertile and able to host life made to grow into living botanical sculptures. #Nature’s Economies
Materials that result from environmental contamination evoked by man are emerging. Polluting gases and chemical wastes are interacting with earth’s ecosystem and becoming part of nature. How will human activities affect the future of the earth’s geology? Through a science-based artistic process this work is a speculation about geology in a post-anthropocene future.
By combining natural and humanly modified materials, Shifting Geology simulates the process of stone formation. With the project Silvia Noronha explores the realm of speculating design and raises questions about modern society, nature and their collective future.
Silvia Noronha (born 1984 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil) lives and works in Berlin. She studied Glass and Ceramic at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation and received an M.A. in Textile and Surface Design at the Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin. She has been awarded numerous prizes and scholarships including the Mart Stam Prize, the Elsa Neumann Scholarship of the State of Berlin, and the research grant of the Berlin Senate.