ANCA BENERA ; ARNOLD ESTEFAN
Debrisphere - Landscape As An Extension Of The Military Imagination
Debrisphere is a yet-unnamed stratum of Earth's crust, a supra-stratum of the Lithosphere. It contains the worldwide man-made landscapes: the artificial mountains of Germany, the blooming deserts of Israel, the military coral reefs of China and the United States, and other similar constructions around the world resulted from, or still serving, conflict and war. The artist's book by Anca Benera and Arnold Estefan is published as an extension to their eponymous installation, presented for the first time in the frame of Natural Histories. Traces of the Political exhibition at MUMOK Vienna in 2017. Alongside the artists' case studies, which include Ariel Sharon Park, Teuflesberg, Diego Garcia, Johnston Atoll and the Spartly Islands, the publication includes four republished texts by Andrew Chubb, Hito Steyerl and Eyal Weizman, and newly commissioned texts by Noit Banai, Maja & Reuben Fowkes and Raluca Voinea.