Nic Burridge

The term ‘Terraforming’ refers to the re-engineering of a planet. In this context, it focuses attention upon the ways humans are transforming earth. Nicholas Burridge contributes to this history of transformation through the re-forming of the local material basalt, the rock we walk on in the Victorian Volcanic Plains. During his residency at Melbourne’s Living Museum of the West, Nicholas Burridge has activated this emblematic material transforming it back into a ‘fluid-rock’. This intervention upon the stone is one that remembers Melbourne’s geologic past while also being an expression of our current geologic epoch, the Anthropocene.