Geological Miasma

The Anthropocene Project. An Encyclopedia

“[…] One's mind and the earth are in a constant state of erosion, mental rivers wear away abstract banks, brain waves undermine cliffs of thought, ideas decompose into stones of unknowing, and conceptual crystallizations break apart into deposits of gritty reason. Vast moving faculties occur in this geological miasma, and they move in the most physical way. this movement seems motionless, yet it crushes the landscape of logic under glacial reveries. This slow flowage nukes one conscious of the turbidity of thinking. Slump, debris slides, avalanches all take place within the cracking limits of the brain. The entire body is pulled into the cerebral sediment, where particles and fragments make themselves known as solid consciousness […]”

Robert Smithson. A sedimentation of the mind. earth projects. In: Grain. Grain, Vapor Ray. MIT Press, 2014