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Liam Gillick for POMPEII COMMITMENT. MATERIE ARCHEOLOGICHE

Liam Gillick for POMPEII COMMITMENT. MATERIE ARCHEOLOGICHE
31.08.2021
Liam Gillick
Archaeology Projected, 2021

Archaeology Projected is a one minute film loop that emulates the speed of the original volcanic event that devastated Pompeii. The work is a computer animation of a molten flow moving at 725 kilometers per hour accompanied by a soundtrack of a contemporary volcanic eruption. Overlaid in the center of the screen is the archaeological code for artifacts to might be discovered in Pompeii in the year 2022. 22.M444-1. 22 is the year. M444 is the code for Pompeii and 1 indicated the first “set” of objects yet to be discovered. Following the number 1 is a random counter that represents the number of artifacts that could be unearthed next year. The counter mirrors the speed of the molten flow. Archaeology is redefined in relation to devastation and flow. 

Liam Gillick for POMPEII COMMITMENT. MATERIE ARCHEOLOGICHE
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