Image: Silver Nitrate & Ascorbic Acid Crystals Under A Confocal Microscope, with Dr Leah-Nani Aloncel, University of Birmingham, 2021. Part of my Precious Metals project, supported by Arts Council England and Patreon.
To The Edge Of Time, Exhibition
Leuven University Library, Belgium
I am pleased to show works from my Ancient Light series as part of ”To The Edge Of Time” at Leuven University Library. My work will be shown alongside Katie Paterson, semiconductor and original diagrams by Professor Georges Lemaître. This exhibition has been curated by Prof, Thomas Hertog and Hannah Redler Hawes.
Dates: 22 October 2021 to 16 January 2022.
“This exhibition reveals the riveting story of scientific discovery behind the Big Bang theory, from Albert Einstein’s revolutionary theory of general relativity (aka the birth of modern cosmology) to Georges Lemaître’s discovery of an expanding universe and Stephen Hawkings’ quantum theory and the multiverse. On top of that, a whole host of other scientists from all over the world share their contributions to our present understanding of the cosmos.
‘To the Edge of Time’ illustrates the congruence of modern and contemporary works of art and scientific objects, depicting the key stages of the Big Bang theory and modern cosmology’s development. It sheds light on concepts such as space, time, dimensions, geometry, and the size of the universe. Not only that, the very conditions of our existence, our processes of observation, illusion, truth, and the unfathomable nature of reality all come to the fore throughout the exhibition. This exhibition is the product of a collaboration between KU Leuven cosmologist Thomas Hertog – long-time collaborator of the late Stephen Hawking – and independent curator, Hannah Redler Hawes.”
Alternative Processes Feature
I was interviewed by Martha Gray for the Alternative Processes website, discussing my project “Submerged Landscapes”.
You can see the interview here.
Rebecca Vassie Trust Feature
The Rebecca Vassie Trust have created a feature on my mint tea developer workshop, which took place earlier on in the year. You can see results from the workshop on the Rebecca Vassie Trust website.
Big Day Film Collective
My solo exhibition “Ancient Light” is ongoing until 10 October at Big Day Film Collective, Philadelphia, USA.
This solo exhibition displays 16 images from my ”Ancient Light” series, using caffenol-c (coffee) paper developer and cyanotypes toned in green tea.Lunar Portraits
Turner Contemporary Open
Three photographs from my “Lunar Portraits” series will be shown at the Turner Contemporary Open, Margate from 23 October 2021 to 20 February 2022. After living in Thanet for three years, it is a great honour to be part of this show, formed of Kent based artists.
BioColour Pecha Kucha
I am participating in an online Pecha Kucha, which forms part of the Biocolour: Exploring Sustainable Colour Exhibition and Conference at Arktikum, Rovaniemi, Finland. You can find out more on the Biocolour.fi website. The conference will take place on 14 October 2021.
Non-Human Photography For A Better Planet
I am pleased to be hosting “Non-Human Photography”, an online talk with Joanna Zylinksa.
Sun, Oct 24, 2021, 4:00 PM BST
Online Event Via Zoom
Book Tickets - Pay as you feel.
Joanna’s work is concerned with rethinking the human at a time when life on our planet finds itself in a uniquely precarious condition. The figuration of “nonhuman photography” allows her to address this condition by looking at different ways of imaging and imagining the world. Yet the primary goal of this talk won’t be to offer an aesthetic analysis of the world in crisis but rather to raise ethico-political questions about our human future, in all its nonhuman entanglements. The talk will be illustrated with examples from Joanna’s image-based practice.
Joanna Zylinska is an artist, writer and curator. She is an author of a number of books, including AI Art: Machine Visions and Warped Dreams (Open Humanities Press, 2020) and Nonhuman Photography (MIT Press, 2017). Her art practice involves experimenting with different kinds of image-based media. She is currently researching perception and cognition as boundary zones between human and machine intelligence, while trying to answer the question: ‘Does photography have a future?’. Joanna is Professor of Media Philosophy + Critical Digital Practice at King’s College London.
Making An Oscillograph
My video for September 2021 demonstrates how to make an oscillograph installation. In this video, I discuss previous oscillograph installations, including my recent Ocean Oscillograph for Ramsgate Festival of Sound.
Here are a number of ways to support my work:
- Visit my store
- Visit the Land Art Collective shop to purchase artworks.
- Visit the Argentea Gallery website to purchase artworks.
- Visit my Artsy page to purchase artworks.
This month I am offering a a Patreon postcard and digital download showing silver nitrate crystals and ascorbic acid reacting to light under a microscope. You can find out more about this project on the Precious Metals page on my website. Until November, £90 of my Patreon proceeds per month will provide match-funding for my current Arts Council England grant.