Starting from reflection on the search process for final repositories for nuclear waste, Juliane Jaschnow & Stefanie Schroeder want to investigate excavation processes - from technological, archaeological, metaphorical and speculative points of view. They are interested in digging as a motif, its functioning and meaning: the hole, the tunnel, the archeological site, the repository, the “rabbit hole”.
In an audiovisual artistic research Jaschnow and Schroeder want to examine deposits of our present in the future in a documentary-speculative way: Are we already surrounded by warning signs from the past that we can no longer decode? Will warning messages and technologies of our present be interpreted as religious art in the future? Is the world in which our repositories will be entered a post-human one? Jaschnow and Schroeder plan to develop a multi screen video installation tracing encounters with scientists in the fields of atomic semiotics, archaeology, plasma physics as well as commercial rage room owners and rabbit hole travellers. The installations’ sound layer will include recording experiments to capture invisible processes and changes in the landscape and depict them acoustically.