The Archeology installment forces the public to stand at ground level to see the bones of two skeletons that com- pose the piece. The bones are swept up against a wall by a three-meter broom that is car- rying a black flag as a banner, representing a memento mori of our time. As life expec- tancy increases, the violence of conflicts has attained un- precedented ferocity in a few years. The absence of bodies, representing the preceding passage of death, leaves only bones that signify a lost bat- tle. In drawing bitter attention to contemporary society, this work, evoking both the bat- tleground and the excavation site, calls out through its bru- tality.

As disenchanted vanity in a drifting world, the Archeology installation insists on the loss of meaning and our cultural, structural matrix. The work’s title thus carries the tragedy of human existence as well as regret and guilt in face of to- day’s society. Both fascinating and repulsive, the Archeology installationprovokesreflection on the universal evil of a ma- terialistic world. There is only one step between consump- tion and consummation, and in this piece, they are placed at the same level.