Articles | Volume 3, issue 2
Geosci. Commun., 3, 249–262, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-3-249-2020

Special issue: Five years of Earth sciences and art at the EGU (2015–2019)

Geosci. Commun., 3, 249–262, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-3-249-2020

Research article 04 Sep 2020

Research article | 04 Sep 2020

Boundary|Time|Surface: assessing a meeting of art and geology through an ephemeral sculptural work

Sydney A. Lancaster and John W. F. Waldron

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Boundary|Time|Surface was an ephemeral art installation providing an opportunity to contemplate the human experience relative to the enormity of time and the fragile and arbitrary nature of human-defined boundaries. Exhibitions derived from the documentation of the original installation provided opportunities for over 25 000 members of the public to interact with the work, both aesthetically and as a source of information on the geological and sociopolitical history of the site.
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