The Breast Milk of the Volcano
Glass, lithium brine, graphite, aluminium
'A lithium battery designed by the artists. It refers to an Inca origin myth of the Salar de Uyuni in which the salt flats were formed by the breast milk and tears of a mother volcano mourning the loss of her child.
Over half of the world’s reserves of lithium, a key ingredient in the rechargeable batteries in phones, laptops, electric cars and drone technology, is found in the salt flats of the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia.’
Fabricated with assistance from Eduardo Andreu González and Aimer Ltd; battery science consultant Donal Finegan.’
Confronting a planet in a state of emergency
Royal Academy of Arts