Forecast tear down Slabs
The imposing slab fragments, the uncanny ruins are the evidence of a violence to come, loaded with a force to harm and slay down, irreversible and unexpected. A visible threat, an imagine of risk. Neatly plastered ceilings that become weaponized are beyond everyday experience. This background is shifted to the front, prefigured, exhibited and brought into performance.
The figuration of a major seismic event and its effects, by contemporary seismology, is an extension into the future, which creates something like a space of possibilities that is measured and narrowed by probabilities.
The pretending exactness of this numeric contains in its core a complex notion of uncertainty. Concerning its perception and underlying technologies, models and calculations of investigating the past and present into prospecting the future.
To tie up this forecast, all calculations and measures of seismic hazard and risk analysis run towards the calculation of material performance, of earth shaking and of building collapse/resistance.