The dioramas show meteorites and volcanic stones that Schulzek collected and bought during her stay in Iceland. They are set in stainless steel plates on which the artist has applied stylized images of the earth‘s atmosphere. The plates were heated by a special laser process to change their surface. For Schulzek, meteorites and volcanic rocks represent entropic material that existed before human history and will exist after it. Entropy describes the process that every material in the universe decays. Schulzek believes that human beings cannot resign themselves to crumbling to dust like all the other material in the universe. Instead, human beings want to subordinate material and place themselves above it. The alternative, acknowledging that they are a part of it, is profoundly humbling.
volcanic stone (Fagradalsfjall, Island, eruption 2022), 2023, 405x325x190 mm; meteorite (Campo del Cielo, Argentina, 4,6 m. years), 2023, 215x175x150 mm
meteorite (Campo del Cielo, Argentina, 4,6 m. years), 2023, 215x175x150 mm
volcanic stone (Fagradalsfjall, Island, eruption 2022), 2023, 405x325x190 mm
volcanic stone (Kerið, Island, eruption 4.000 BC), 2023, 215x175x100 mm