Radial Sign (2023) considers the ways cosmic forms and forces mirror the elusive dynamics, relations and dimensions of our social worlds. This immersive installation including suspended sculpture and moving image, centres on the formation and behaviour of star systems. The work uses the metaphorical qualities of interstellar movement as a way to reconsider the dynamics of human interaction, the role of the individual and the sway of the collective. The idea for this work began when reading about the dynamics of star clusters and how they form, interact, move through space together and eventually disperse. The final work contrasts the behaviour of human systems and star systems to consider experiences of connection, belonging, and change.
This exhibition was supported by Goulburn Regional Art Gallery and an Arts Activities Grant from artsACT. Glass elements were developed during a residency at Canberra Glassworks in 2022-23, supported by an Arts Project grant from the Australia Council for the Arts. Photographs: the artist & Silversalt Photography