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'Inhabiting an Anthropocene'

experimental painting


In this series of experimental paintings, the artist explored the aesthetics and affect of river water onto steel by allowing three pieces of metal to inhabit three river locations for the duration of three days. In her curiosity about the rate of corrosion and its relationship to pollution, Aleksova conducted chemical analyses to reveal the types and levels of pollution in each river.
Each piece was named after the precise coordinates of each location, mapping out the aesthetics of pollution.
The experiment uncovered unanticipated depths that the artist explored further in her first artist publication 'Building a response-able artistic practice in the Chthulucene’.

Boyana Aleksova. 42.2803255, 22.6722173

'42.2803255, 22.6722173', rust on steel, 20 x 20 cm, 2020

Boyana Aleksova 42.2523324, 22.5293370

'42.2523324, 22.5293370', rust on steel, 20 x 20 cm, 2020

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'42.2712975, 22.6528628', rust on steel, 20 x 20 cm, 2020

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