Emmanuel Van der Auwera, 2012

A Billion Square Circles

Black and white planograph
260 × 320 cm

Exploring the city as a mineral body with the means of a geological cartograpy was at the heart of this project. Emmanuel Van der Auwera used the scientific scan system LIDAR in order to describe the cavity of the tunnel system carved with dynamite in the quarries of the Sambre valley, the mining area around Charleroi. The landscape is rendered in a cloud of pixels, during a circumvolution around the machine’s blind spot in the centre. (Source: HOTEL CHARLEROI – Annexe)