U-238 > Pb-206
Manuel Abendroth, Jerome Decock, Els Vermang
Technique: lead, pigment
This work illustrates the material change from uranium to lead, known as “uranium-lead dating,” a 14-step transformation process that changes one material into another. The transition takes several million years. Based on the same material/colour in two different states, the work investigates the notion of the monochrome and places it in relation to time. Although in fact identical, the painted colours appear as in far-distant times.