The installation engages with issues to do with long-term bio-cultural heritage and the change of ethnic geographical landscapes. Throughout time, the status of an area is transformed and shaped according to the political, economic, social and religious conditions. ‘Ephemeral Culture‘ points to the rituals found in tamata (ancient votive offerings) which are made to the cats as to receive their blessings. Cats constitute a type of faithful passer-by of these caves. They are the actual residents of the area along with other creatures whose destiny in future is unknown. ‘Ephemeral Culture‘ embraces the transitory nature of cats here and safe-guards human intervention from reaching destructive limits. At the same time, the work alludes to the idea of ephemeral architectural structures as a shelter that will slowly fade away without enduring the violence of gentrification.

Pallet, cat food bricks of edible gelatine from beef ca. 100x115x90 cm

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