Eden Bannet

Eden Bannet, Road Fossil #1, (Tel Aviv), 2010, plaster, sand, 35 x 30 x 8 cm. circa Eden Bannet, Road Fossil #1, (Tel Aviv), 2010, plaster, sand, 35 x 30 x 8 cm. circa

Born in Tel Aviv, 1983. Lives and works in Tel Aviv.

"Road Fossil" is an artifact mimicking the appearance of the natural phenomenon of fossils. In Paleontology, "Trace Fossils" are the remains of track ways and other impressions organic creatures left behind. While a preserved specimen is considered a "fossil" only if it is at least 10,000 years old, the sculpture Road Fossil is absurdly trying to fossilize the inconceivable flow of momentary “real time” by casting in plaster the trace of a bicycle wheel in sand. It is an embodiment of a supposedly transient moment, a mechanical movement of the present that is transformed into the natural trace of a faraway memorable past. Road Fossil #2 (Milan) will be made on Italian soil especially for Natura e destino exhibition. The sculpture will attempt to capture the particularities of the time and place, using local means and materials that will give the piece its site-specific character.

(Eden Bannet, Natura e Destino, exhibition cat., Milano, 2010)