Wilson Cycle

series of digital collage

Panorama, Kunstverein Uster, Switzerland

6 digital collages on Hahnemühle Fine Art Paper


Wilson Cycle is a scientific term for tectonic formative forces. Based on it, a series of digital collages emerged that are based on photographic studies of Icelandic ice and rock formations. Due to the drifting of the North American and Eurasian plates, Iceland experiences an annual geological length growth of about 2 centimeters in an east-west direction. 8 percent of the country’s surface is covered by Europe’s largest glacier outside the Arctic Circle, Vatnajökull.

300 cubic kilometers of its ice mass have disappeared since the end of the 19th century, partly due to geothermal phenomena and largely due to anthropogenic influences.

The origin of the photographic material and its location in terms of content represent central aspects of contemporary human-nature relations. In terms of content, the series of works deals with questions about the anthropogenic need for integrity and imperishability. It explores formal-creative references to the immanent geological and biological evolution of the earth, which has been taking place for 4.5 billion years.