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Echo 1 & 2 exhibited in: Beyond Perception

Research output: Exhibits, objects and web-based outputsExhibition

Published
Publication date1/09/2015
Place of PublicationAberdeen
PublisherUniversity of Aberdeen
Media of outputDrawing
Size2 works 100 x100
Original languageEnglish
EventBeyond Perception - University of Abserdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Duration: 1/09/20154/09/2015

Conference

ConferenceBeyond Perception
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityAberdeen
Period1/09/154/09/15

Abstract

2 double skinned drawings exhibited in Beyond Perception. The drawings grow out of a current AHRC Science in Culture project Dark Matters: interrogating the thresholds of (im)perceptibility though theoretical cosmology, anthropology of science and art. Working alongside a cosmologist I have been questioning how might drawing explore absolute and distant limit of human ‘sensing’.
Echo refers to probing technologies sent out into space which relay back images and data. Pictures build up over time and are contingent and shifting correspondingly the drawing shifts and cannot be grasped from a single point of view. The drawing creates a liminal space: the drawing appears simultaneously on, in and behind the page. Made with silver ink on 2 sides, the surface is reflective creating an image that defies gaze: it cannot be grasped in its entirety from a single fixed point of view. The viewer must move around the surface from one side to another, and when hung in space, encircle it at 360 degrees. The drawings challenge conventional nature of the surface in drawing and undermine expectations of what a drawing should do. They aim to capture something of embodied sense of our inability to grasp the deep time of the early universe reflecting the aims of the Sensibilities beyond science strand.