COMING SOON

Authors: Filippo Maria Ciriani, Emma Benozzi
Type: Poster
Printing technique: silkscreen
Topic: Flowers were made out of plastic for profit
Price: 5€

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Author: Emma Benozzi
Year of publishing: 2022
Printing technique: risograph
Price: 15€

About the project ↘
In the 19th century a mining company was in charge of a piece of land now called Kelmis. In order to extract the greater profit — zinc — out of its soil, the company shaped the landscape and the community for its needs. Half a century later, due to technological impossibilities, the mine, as well as the country, lost their value. Today, a new mining company is aware of the potential profit that still exists under the city’s ground. In addition to the remaining zinc, a rare element used in our technological devices lays next to it: Germanium. This company has come to stake its position among Kelmis, wanting to reanimate the old tunnels. While the state and corporations are discussing regulations and procedures, the citizens can only wait as silent spectators of their lives. Silent Canary delves into the social implications of resource extraction. It opens a dialogue between past and present in this right moment of stalemate. By interweaving traces of the former mine and portraits of the community, the project exposes the human figures at the mercy of forces driven by profit.

Author: Filippo Maria Ciriani, Daniel Siegersma
Year of publishing: 2022
Printing technique: digital print
Price: 15€

About the project ↘
In the 19th century a mining company was in charge of a piece of land now called Kelmis. In order to extract the greater profit — zinc — out of its soil, the company shaped the landscape and the community for its needs. Half a century later, due to technological impossibilities, the mine, as well as the country, lost their value. Today, a new mining company is aware of the potential profit that still exists under the city’s ground. In addition to the remaining zinc, a rare element used in our technological devices lays next to it: Germanium. This company has come to stake its position among Kelmis, wanting to reanimate the old tunnels. While the state and corporations are discussing regulations and procedures, the citizens can only wait as silent spectators of their lives. Silent Canary delves into the social implications of resource extraction. It opens a dialogue between past and present in this right moment of stalemate. By interweaving traces of the former mine and portraits of the community, the project exposes the human figures at the mercy of forces driven by profit.