Graphite on paper

Various dimensions (104-151 x 96 cm, 142 x 76 cm and 59-71 x 45 cm)

Ūtor documents the tool marks left in Carrara marble quarries by miners in three distinct eras: Antiquity, the Renaissance and the contemporary world.

A testament to the labour and different excavation methods used by the workers over the centuries, the series is a tribute to their skills that also questions the raison d’être of these quarries, famous for their role in the history of art and architecture. Once carved by slaves, then by daring miners for monuments and sculptures to the glory of the powerful and of Western culture, and the cradle of the European anarchist workers’ movement, today they are a site of over-exploitation for the cosmetics industry, which benefits only a few.


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