Subtopian landscape – Environment | Biocide | Dump, Supermarket Art Fair 2021

    ©A subtopian landscape, Härslöv, Christel Lundberg Bildupphovsrätt, 2021

    Subtopian landscape, drawing, video and soundinstallation, artists book

    Release of my new artists’ book Subtopian Landscape – Environment | Biocide | Dump at Supermarket Art Fair 2021

    Artists book, Subtopian Landscape – Environment | Biocide | Dump

    This work circles around environment, biocide and dump using the metaphor of marl pits.

    In my childhood’s landscape I visited a marl pit that was used as a dump and which gave a strong visual impression.

    Later on, I started to work with marl pits as a concept of what is hidden from our perceptions but still have an impact on the environment.

    I found out that in Härslöv, a village close to my childhood home, a marl pit was used as a dump for scrap cars among other things. Beyond that, four and a half sacks of the very toxic insecticide Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, commonly known as DDT, is suspected to have been dumped in the marl pit.

    In Silent Spring, Rachel Carson makes an important distinction between insecticide and biocide which also makes a radical distinction between an anthropocentric vs. an ecocentric perspective.

    Christel Lundberg

    ©Installationsvy, Subtopian landscape, Christel Lundberg, Bildupphovsrätt, 2021