Subtopian landscape – Environment|Biocide|Dump, Charcoal drawings, 2023
The Marlpit in Härslöv, Sweden, Charcoal drawing, 110 x 70 cm
Packages of DDT that were sold in Sweden in the 50s, Charcoal drawings, 29,7 x 42 cm
For Malmöfornia dreaming I present Subtopian landscape, Environment, biocide, dump. Not every dream is perfect.
In a village close to my childhood home, a marl pit was used as a dump for scrap cars among other things. Furnitures,
cars and other waste floated in mud.
It is also said that four and a half sacks of the very toxic insecticide Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, commonly
known as DDT, have been dumped in this marl pit.
Rachel Carson makes in Silent Spring, an important distinction between insecticide and biocide which also makes a
metaphysical distinction between an anthropocentric vs. an ecocentric perspective.
Marl pits as a metaphor of what is hidden from our perceptions but still have an impact on the environment.