ON GEOLOGICAL TIME, Silvia Maglioni & Graeme Thomson

15 AUGUST

WHEN FAITH MOVES MOUNTAIN

by Francis Alys

On April 11th 2002, 500 volunteers were called in order to form a line to move a sand dune situated in the surroundings of the city of Lima. This human comb progressed pushing forward a certain quantity of sand with shovels in order to move the dune from its original position. The actual displacement was of an infinitesimal proportion, but not its metaphorical resonance.