around the time (2017)
wood, paint, plaster, cotton, copper, brass, rock, volcanic sand, clock mechanisms, mirror, found images, leather, coral, timber inlay, velvet ribbon, string, Craspedia flower.
Around the time is an installation of material constellations, kinetic models and modest earthbound monuments to cosmic scale. Arranged as a miniature panorama of prop-like objects, the work responds to the idea of the museum as a site and space for temporal speculation. By drawing on the forms and principles of astro-archaeology, celestial architecture, time-keeping as well as geologic diagrams and model-making, each assemblage in Around the time looks to the likeness, alignments and chemistry between cultural artefacts, natural forms and handmade objects as a performative and relational tool for embodying a sense of magnitude and expansion.