“... what if you find a hornets’ nest in a hotel room?” 
2012
offset print framed, text, image
70 x 100 cm
“... what if you find a hornets’ nest in a hotel room?”  “... what if you find a hornets’ nest in a hotel room?” 

What associations are triggered when one enters a room in an abandoned hotel in Greece and comes across an hornet's nest attached to a curtain rail? The nest had been built layer by layer by hornets from North Africa.
In the work a photograph of the found scene is embedded in a seemingly scientific text concerning the layered composition of the earth’s crust and its folds and fissures in mountainous regions of Europe. Footnotes on geological termini such as thrust from the South or autochthonous massif have been added referring to current social and cultural fluxes – the writing of history, the notion of the endemic, the shifting of borders. What connects tectonically non-shifted rock with the realisation that places of one's personal history can't be detected any longer? How does the origin of rock strata lead to the breadfruit tree's migratory history and the settling of Oceania? Where do parallels appear between geological melange and the Mediterranean Sea as an EU-buffer zone?