title. Mappa dell´Inferno (mine)
place. Benjamin Contemorary Ceramics Centre, Tel Aviv
material. 3D Print, plaster polymer
size. 40,8 x 25,2 x 20,3 cm
3D production. Anastasiia Zhukovetc
The work refers to the work of Sandro Botticellis "Mappa dell´Inferno" (Chart of hell) which he painted in Florence at the end of the 15th century. Botticelli made a kind of illustration of Dantes "Divina Commedia" (The Divine Comedy) from the early 14th century.
Botticelli lays out his "Mappa" in a way that appears like a modern cut-away-view from an open-pit-mine.
The axis runs from Jerusalem through the middle of the earth to the opposite side of the globe where a high mountain (Purgatory) is piled up.
In that sense, Dante knew that if there is an extraction there must also be an accumulation somewhere else.