Descent into the Future

Exactly one year after the exhibition, the replica was brought to the original finding place within the Blausteinsee. By doing so, we performed a ritual that closed the material cycle of this landscape. On their journey through the murky waters the divers came across several fish, some of which were Round Goby’s – an ‘invasive’ fish species which ascended from the fossilized fish of the Pliocene. They also tried to film the industrial remnants of the underwatermuseum but the poor water quality made it difficult to orientate, illustrating the idle hope of transforming the new lake into a new diving hotspot. The replica of the fish fossil now stands amidst ambivalent objects like sunken car tires, Christmas trees and toilet seats, as a valuable and meaningful object, showing the site-specific history of this landscape.