The project explores the traces of human impact on Scotland's coastal areas and the interweaving of industrial and natural artefacts. Shores are explored as places where multicellular organic life began its journey moving from ocean to land and which are at risk because of the rising water levels. Moreover, coastlines are also covered with long and short traces of human impact such as industrial, tourist, and defence structures, carbon fibres and trash. The project seeks to encapsulate these artefacts, highlight the impacts and focus on the formed anthropogenic/natural assemblages in coastal zones. The coastlines become a ruined museum of the processes of industrialisation and terraforming, hiding the extractivist and industrial nature of human activity under new layers of organicism and smooth destruction. In this way, this infrastructure is turned backwards by natural actors.
Artefacts were captured as 3D scans using photogrammetry technology in 12 places throughout Scotland: Ardrossan, Saltcoats, Stevenston, Irvine, Footdee and Blackdog beaches in Aberdeen, Fraserburgh, Old Slains Castle, Foveran pillboxes, East Wemyss, Lundin Links, Edinburgh, and Siccar Point. Each object was encapsulated and researched with a camera in 3D space and was amplified by the captions with the artist's monologue connected to scanned entities.
Photogrammetry becomes a kind of filter in the documentation of space. It is the next step of photography, but in contrast, it distorts, breaks and reveals the resistance of physical matter to algorithms in the process of creating a digital representation.