“A continent splits in two
A new ocean is born
A spontaneous natural laboratory brings Mars to Earth
A stack of astro-biologists sinking deeper into the extraterrestrial scenery of life
Mining sediment and sentiment,
a splitting continent offshores its own future
Prediction and deep time as allegoric props of the present
When a landscape gets dubbed as the hottest and cruelest place on Earth
our lazy air-conditioned desire for new frontiers is instantly fulfilled
distilled into .jpgs of manageable risks.
A cube satellite frames a splash of geothermal energy ahead of time. Timestamp.
But the rains failed anyway.”
– Fragment uit ‘Sprawling Swamps’ (2016–2019), zone 10 Hellhole of (re)creation.