Cake Town

Vredefort Dome

Similar to the Trümmerberge in Berlin, waste material is used to create a spiritual landscape: terrifying yet empowering. We have been attempting to expose the manifestation and influence of the tailing landscape in the Atlas, translating its size to the human scale. After comparing it to a football field, a stadium, Central Park and subsequently to Central Paris however, it became clear that is rather impossible.

- Mining waste is remarkably present in physical form yet ungraspable in scale.
- Its size simultaneously a manifestation of human control as it is a manifestation that shows the opposite.
- It is bigger than the human, yet created by the human.

Earth and its geology are continuously transformed, never standing still. A meteor leaves an impact, and so do we.


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)