PRINT February 1986


Inventing Pangaea. Jones’ and Ginzel’s whole-earth recipe.

PANGEA, 1985. PANGEA IS the hypothetical continent from which all of the earth’s continents separated. It is referred to here through spheres, a blue violet sky, light rays, a steaming volcano, five cones, a circular blue pool, a flaming corona, a volcanic landscape. The elements: flames, carbon dioxide vapor, incandescent light, pigment, muslin, water, rubber, ammonium chloride smoke, sand. Backstage props: alcohol flames, Aqua Net hair spray, cotton wick, petri dishes, an aluminum channel, ellipsoidal spotlights, plant-mister spray, a fiberglass on plywood pool, acrylic and casein paints, a tin latex meteorological balloons, sand, Ping-Pong balls, a ladder, Sheetrock, dry ice, an electric wok, muslin, lead weights, electric conduit, a hot plate, ammonium chloride, three-volt lamps.

“On Location” project for Artforum by Kristen Jones and Andrew Ginzel. Photographed by T. Charles Erickson.

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