Set in motion by artists Choules+Roisner, REGOLITHIC uses fragments containing image, sound and text to explore the material fields of geological and geopolitical territories. The larger work constructs an environment in which to think about the precarity, resilience and momentum held in material transformation.
REGOLITHIC (in a literal sense ‘rug of stone’) is to remember the Earth is covered in loose material – the thin layer on which we build our lives. It is also to remember that humans in the form of corporations and industries contribute a destabilising effect across the world through extraction activities, whether mining minerals or mining data. Using ideas of fragmentation the REGOLITHIC compositions are an ongoing meditation on cause and effect – opening a poetic space for discourse and visual listening, also a time for moving together.
The REGOLITHIC ‘preludes’ shown here are the introductory movements to a concept album due for slow release in 2022.
Artists Choules+Roisner started their REGOLITHIC collaboration during the autumn of 2021. They work in the visual, sonic and conceptual arts, live performance and music production. Their fieldwork takes place in natural, managed, extractive and post-industrial landscapes, and responds with sculptural, performative and digital environments. Choules+Roisner are currently collaborating with AADK (Centro Negra) Spain; and have previously worked with Hangar Barcelona, Hablarenarte Madrid, CRP Hauts-de-France, Rabbit Island Foundation USA, Les Grandes Traversées Bordeaux and Cuartel de Artillería Murcia. Their work has been supported by Invisible Dust, Arts Catalyst, Parasol unit for contemporary art and Heritage Futures UK, Askeaton Contemporary Arts Ireland, Watergate Berlin and Magazzini Generali Milan.