Amygdalapit #11 from the series Amygdalapits; Psychepit #4 from the series Psychepits; Neuropit #9 and Neuropit #13 from the series Neuropits

Zairja Collective (2015–present)

The Zairja Collective’s intricate works overlay open-pit designs, sourced from global mining corporations, with manipulated visualizations and photographs of neuron fields, provided by bioscience institutes that research the mammalian brain. The works merge collage—a medium that combines disparate images—with décollage—a form that involves the physical interlacing of superimposed prints. Through this interweaving, the artists create a series of shifting dynamics between mining pits and neurons.

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Collaged pigment and UV prints


Courtesy of the artists