circa 420 Ma | Clifton Park

circa 420 Ma | Clifton Park


Series 01  | Part 7/7
Brunswick’s building blocks

Time: circa 420 million years ago
Place: Clifton Park, Brunswick


Soil Horizon, Jessie Stanley, 29/10/2016. Ephemeral sand and lime installation, Clifton Park, Brunswick. 

Brunswick’s clay deposits are formed from the weathering and transformation of ancient marine sedimentary rocks 450-350 million years old.

A number of clay-hole sites are evident in Brunswick’s landscape today: distinguished as parklands and green sites. Temple Park, Gilpin Park, and Clifton Park evolved from nurtured lands to industrial brick manufacturing sites – council tips – and parklands within little over 100 years. Indigenous cultures of Australia are the oldest living culture in the world – with ancestry stretching back approximately 50,000-65,000 years. Mankind’s earliest ancestors – Homo habilis were using stone tools around 2.8 million years ago. Earth formed approximately 4.54 billion years ago. In one magnificent instant approximately 13.7 billion years ago, known as the Big Bang, the building blocks for the incredibly complex place we now live in came into existence, from nothing.

Stay tuned for more field tests - marking time in an around Brunswick and Moreland Station for the duration of MoreArts 2016, October 23 - December 18.

Soil Horizon (in situ) 

 

Siting (temporary ephemeral art work): Clifton Park, Brunswick

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Time-walk #01

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1849 | Brunswick Park

1849 | Brunswick Park