The Danish word “uro” has been chosen for this object. “Uro” is a word of ambiguous meaning and therefore does not translate easily. Its tangible meaning is that of a mobile:

‘A construction or sculpture frequently of wire and sheet metal shapes with parts that can be set in motion by air currents.’[1]

Beyond this, it describes a state of unrest affected by a lack of stability resulting in further uncertainty.

URO stirs up the planned fate of 126 flint flakes, meant to be discarded due to insufficient information about their archaeological provenance (such as precise location, stratigraphy and context). By releasing the flint from its classification as being of no cultural or historical value, a redefinition becomes possible: opening up new perspectives, narratives, experiences and meanings. With the adaptation of the flint flakes into a more relatable form, such as that of a mobile, a human propensity to infer meaning is clearly rendered.

URO is a constellation of time, of a deep past and an everchanging present, ready to interact with curious subjects.

[1] Mobile | Definition of Mobile by Merriam-Webster (