Giclee print on archival paper
75.3cm x 61.7cm (Each / Framed)
The Three Gorges Dam and its geographical impact marked a starting point of Födinger’s research. Unlike many studies look into the humanitarian crises, he features the physical aspect that left the trace on geography: the liquefaction of bank slope, and potentially the planetary rotation. As an installation impounding the water stream, the Three Gorges Dam holds a massive volume of water, its water withheld weight 40 billion tons is reported to be capable of increasing the inertia of the Earthly rotation rate. The photographs from this series unfold the landslides along the Yangtze River, which are documented à la Land Art, rendering the catastrophic wounds in an idyllic tone and rendering the facet beyond humanity. For Födinger, the negative space displayed in these photos is reminiscent of the very moment when a casting is taken out of its mold, whereas the reinforcement construction is redolent of the formwork.