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The exhibition takes Man in the Holocene, a novel by Swiss author Max Frisch from 1979, as its departure point. The narrative speaks of rocks and fossils, the fear of forgetting and the meaning of human existence within the flow of geological time.
In perpetual cycles of burying and excavation, the grounds that hold the remains and ruins of our engagement with the material world are being turned over. The exhibition seeks to capture the shifting temporalities of these traces through processes of transformation between object and image, and between abstraction and referentiality.
Archaeology is attune to the scatter of fragments spread throughout layers of sediment, and to the gaps and discontinuities of the material record.
The Quarry explores a ‘fictional archaeology’ that considers material traces as temporal constellations that continue to re-inscribe themselves in the present.

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