Lithospheric Shift

Marion Belanger

Exhibition: August 29-October 7, 2022
Heuser Gallery

Lecture: September 22, 2022 – 5:00-6:00pm
Reception: September 22, 2022 – 6:15pm

Click here for a recording of the event

And here’s a link to a short interview with the artist for BU News

Lithospheric Shift visualizes the geologic landscape and cultural artifacts found along tectonic plate boundaries. The Red Zone of Vesuvius include photographs of Mt. Vesuvius, archeological fragments from Pompeii and Herculaneum.  Rift / Fault is a study of the two land-based edges of the North American Tectonic Plate: the San Andreas Fault in California and the Mid-Atlantic Ridge in Iceland.  Tectonic plates slide along the fluid mantle of our earth, underneath our oceans, our land, our homes.  Plate edges shift, erupt, and tremble. Their behavior is for the most part unpredictable, and wholly uncontainable. And while boundaries upon the land are often contested, politicized, and fought over, tectonic plate boundaries remain immune to human efforts of control. 

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