The installation displays a series of printed fabrics hanging from the ceiling and small bars of soap on the floor. The images on the fabric are in fact real digital 3D simulations of oil reservoirs, commonly created during the period of oil exploration prior to the substance extraction from the ground. The pink, green and pastel color palettes of the simulations, combined with their phantasmagorical shapes had a somewhat fashionable impression on the artist and thus has displaced them onto chic polyester fabric. Coupled with the multitude of black-colored soap bars shaped like oil drills, the work questions the role petrochemicals play in our daily lives; from the production of fabrics in our clothing to all kinds of sanitary products that keep our bodies and surroundings clean.
Commissioned by Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany (2019), curated by Tomke Braun