FRANCIS GOMILA & BETTINA SEMMER
interventions in Tifariti Western Sahara. ARTIFARITI 09
Using human urine contributed by the people of Tifariti, and following a formula found in the internet, artists Francis Gomila & Bettina Semmer proposed to create Phosphor as a protest to the illegal mining and exploitation of Phosphate in the occupied Western Sahara.
The alchemist symbol for phosphorus was etched as an in-situ GPS earth drawing into the Saharan landscape.
The GPS tracking co-ordinates of the 130 metre drawing was uploaded to Google Earth as an indelible symbol of the illegal exploitation of Phosphorus in the occupied Western Sahara.