The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction. — Rachel Carson The full complexity
The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction. — Rachel Carson
The full complexity of the universe is invisible to human perception, filled with undetectable matter that follows astonishing rules and patterns. Questioning these invisible or hidden dimensions has long been the pursuit and occupation of cultures, the sciences and the humanities. The artists in this exhibition use science + technology, to reveal a series of fascinating, invisible landscapes.
Ancient cosmology was rooted in the meticulous observation of natural patterns. Hundreds of thousands of years in the making, the most sensitive, sophisticated, and flexible instrument of observation may still be us; our frail bodies and creative minds. Science and technology allow us to extend our crude biologies; creating prosthetics and strategies that help us reach beyond human perception…into the dark reaches of space and through time. To this end we have developed x-rays & radio waves, devised ways to capture invisible cosmic particles and discovered theories of dark energy and dark matter.
Through their extraordinary installations and interactions with science, the award-winning, international artists in this exhibition imagine, capture and reveal something embodied and thoroughly captivating…recalling perhaps the indivisible nature of our invisible & visible world, and the potential of creative minds to suggest new ways of seeing.
June 4 (Saturday) 10:00 am - August 14 (Sunday) 5:00 pm
New Media Gallery
3rd Floor Anvil Centre