Metamorphic rocks arise from the transformation of existing rock types in a process called metamorphism, which means "change in form".

In this series Alessandra Kila & Philip Rusharc play with the idea of desire and illusion by morphing discarded plastic shopping bags into what appear to be a geological exhibit. They harness the alchemy of light to give an alluring power to a material which is normally overlooked as mundane. In doing so the duo aim to investigate the gap between what the viewer sees as an object of desire and the actual materiality of the object itself.

In the cycle of commodification, where the senses are tricked to respond to the un-natural as natural, the lust for covetable things seems never to be quenched. These sensorial forms therefore become a metaphor for our own projected fantasies.


Creative Direction and Photography / Alessandra Kila and Philip Rusharc
Retouching / Recom Farmhouse