In Ammerlaan’s works the cosmic extent and time – in which a planetary scale is microscopic – are deeply entangled with individual phenomenological experiences. He applies meteorite particles, the extraterrestrial matter dating back to the beginnings of our solar system, onto fabrics that were exposed to the Earth’s elements and bleached by the Sun. Soil and dust, full of potentiality and void of a stable state, are always in the moment of becoming, a form of matter in everlasting flux. Allowing the natural, cyclical processes to imprint on his work is not a surrender of artistic agency, but rather a profound recognition of the inevitability of change and transformation.
Text: dr Malgorzata Misniakiewicz⠀