Currently, more than half of the mass made by humans is concrete. Since 2020, this is more than the planet’s biomass and consequently larger than the mass of all plants, animals, fungi, bacteria, and humans together. If this trend continues, in 20 years, the anthropogenic mass will be three times as much as the biomass.
Christoph Weber is working with, on, and against concrete. Together with Nikolaus Eckhard he develops artistic research projects to address human interaction with this fossil building material in the context of the geological dimensions that turn it into the dominating material of the Anthropocene.
In addition to two sculptures with human reference value they developed a deep time investigation of the museum building: a concrete sample of the MAK was analyzed by means of thin sections and contrasted with a speculative scenario for the museum’s geological future.