CLIFF is an installation of stones that are in fact the earth itself.
Western Australia is the great zone of geology, a vast range of rocks minerals and gemstones and crystals that form the earth through processes and formations throughout eons of time. CLIFF brings you the earth not as a representation but as presentation of earth itself, in the form of stones each with its geological story – of time, weather, movement and formation.
If the building is a wunderkammer / a cabinet of curiosity, these stones can be seen as exhibits, presentations within a natural history museum. Creating a mapping of landscape, offering a non-didactic educative experience, a surprising and fresh way to see these rocks removed from their normal systems of storage or exhibition mode. Every rock has been donated from historic rock-hunter collections, brought from a private space into a public space for us all to enjoy.
Created in collaboration with Event Engineering, Apparatus, and John Wardle Architects