Vredefort Dome

Every year, around 100.000.000m3 of ‘cake’ is deposited. The landscape is build up from the outside inwards, so that the conveyor belt system can gradually be broken down. It takes around 100 years to construct the radial pattern. The relatively slow construction allows for contrasting landscape conditions to emerge and exposes processes of entropy: sharp outlines of the just-deposited are juxtaposed to greened, rounded off lines that have fully become part of the landscape, blurring the lines between the initial and the constructed. If mining activities proceed, secondary deposition can take place on top of the pattern once the initial layer is gradually eroded. In this sense, the project is never done.


Sanne van den Breemer
Filip Geerts
Ilmar Hurkxkens

Director of Studies

Salomon Frausto


Nigel Alarcon(MX), Pooja Bhave(IN), Mariano Cuofano(IT), Fabiola Cruz(PE), Alonso Díaz(MX), Xiaoyu Ding(CN), Ines Garcia‑Lezana(ES), Sandra Garcia(ES), Martino Greco(IT), Sebastian Hitchcock(ZA), Alejandra Huesca(MX), Yesah Hwangbo(KR), Takuma Johnson(US), Yi-Ni Lin(TW), Paola Tovar(MX), Cristhy Mattos(BR), Preradon Pimpakan(TH), Adi Samet(IL), Raymond Tang(US), Kulaporn Temudom(TH), Danai Tsigkanou(GR), Jesse Verdoes(NL), Rongting Xiao(CN)