Limhamn Limestone Quarry, Malmö, Sweden
Bihter Celik, Angelica Falkeling, Erika Henriksson, Luis Lanfredi, Beatrice Orlandi, Mariaane Skaarup, Tatiana Stadnichenko, Sofie Tolf, Nora Yous.
Funded by an Artistic Research Grant awarded by the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm.
Monument to the Rubble of the Future
The history of the modern Swedish construction industry can be interpreted in the peripheral landscape of Malmö, where glossy new towers now rise up beside the colossal void left etched in the earth by a former limestone quarry, whose absent matter is conserved in the concrete structures of over one million homes throughout Sweden.
During the summer of 2015 a small group of artists and architects gathered on the site of this disused quarry to participate in the workshop "Monument to the Rubble of the future". Over a period of four days they camped on the edge of this fabricated ravine, temporarily inhabiting this uncanny landscape like a nomadic tribe from the future. Cyber archaeologists sifting through the ruins of the present in search of traces of utopia, deciphering the mongrel terrain for signs of a path beyond the current status quo of our neoliberal reality.