The Green Lantern Press is pleased to present If the hours were already counted, a single-channel, site-specific video installation by Angelika Markul.
This 2016 film was shot in Naica, Mexico—a crystal cave in the Chihuahua desert. The crystal cave is now closed and no longer accessible to humans. Projected in a site-specific installation, Markul translates and transposes the environment of the cave into Sector 2337’s gallery space to raise questions about scientific technology and aesthetic exploitation. Here, scientists try to move among giant crystals suspected to have formed more than 200,000 years ago. The figures struggle with high temperatures and the 99% humidity while looking for primitive life forms. In this ancient labyrinth, we don’t know if there is way to get in or get out.
Angelika Markul (b. 1977) in Poland. Lives and Works in France and Poland. In 2016, she has received the COAL Prize, awarded to an artist whom its practice navigates between art and environment.