Episode 14: Cave Staples

The Iduna Institute for
Strategic Imitation & Delay and Amelia Groom
Feb 22–Mar 30, 2019


Cave Staples

Cave Staples is a new lithofeminist text installation by the Iduna Institute for Strategic Imitation & Delay and Amelia Groom, featuring backwards sounds, fake rocks and dry ice.

“Carbon dioxide is a by-product of breathing, released with every exhalation, when the lungs have taken what they want from the in-breath. Besides releasing chemical left-overs, air on its way out from the body can also be articulation – when exhaling involves the shaping of breath into speech. In solid form, carbon dioxide becomes dry ice – dense blocks of breath-waste, potential utterance, releasing gas that runs down instead of up, towards the earth, away from heaven… ” 
(audio track 29 minutes long)

The Iduna Institute for Strategic Imitation & Delay is based in Amsterdam and devotes itself to sober renovations of the world-spirit. Amelia Groom is a Berlin-based writer and currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry.

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Iduna Institute for Strategic Imitation & Delay and Amelia Groom  Cave Staples , 2019 audio track (29minutes) dry ice, plastic aquarium rock, bluetooth garden speaker (in the shape of a stone), studio speakers and media players, pebble mat.

Iduna Institute for Strategic Imitation & Delay and Amelia Groom
Cave Staples, 2019
audio track (29minutes) dry ice, plastic aquarium rock, bluetooth garden speaker (in the shape of a stone), studio speakers and media players, pebble mat.


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