Seeing into Stone describes a technique applied by experienced stone carvers, when they work on sculptural objects: before they start cutting into a stone they contemplate its surface to anticipate the structure and natural growth beneath it.
This ritual of looking into opaque matter describes a spiritual practice. At the same time it functions as a metaphor for a special kind of tunnel vision, focused on what lies invisible under a surface.
Through the combination of images from very different archives, connections are made that speak about the complex relationships of humans and minerals.
Resource extraction processes are embedded in ecological, political and mythological contexts. Images and texts contribute to a debate on mineral and human coevolution, that redefines the separation between life and non-life.