Ilana Halperin’s work explores the relationship between geology and daily life. By connecting personal events and human histories to deep geological time, she allows for a space to think about our place within a vast continuum from a more intimate perspective. To articulate a corporeal sense of geological time, Halperin forms sculptures using natural geological processes – from geothermal pools to high velocity calcifying springs. Her work deals with geological intimacy and vivacity, and the uncanny knowledge that something as inert and certain as stone was once liquid, airborne, alive. Her recent work moves between performance, sculpture, print, drawing, film and narrative. She has celebrated her birthday with a volcano born the same year, boiled milk in a sulphur spring, and held the Allende Meteorite, the oldest known object in the solar system, in her hands.
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