New Media Gallery
- 777 Columbia St, 3rd Flr
To Apr 23 aBIOTIC: Verena Friedrich (Germany), Finnbogi Pétursson (Iceland), Labofactory (France). Before biosphere; before life, there were only the non-living, abiotic factors and water. The installations in aBIOTIC abstract and synthesize the mysterious, ethereal behaviours of a physical world: technology and chemistry reveals or extends fundamental patterns and laws. Phases of water become a structural and expressive material to be manipulated as a tool: liquid, gas, solid; water, steam, bubbles, ice. Water is the surface, the object, the medium; over, through and around which light, movement and manufactured or composed sound plays. These durational works encourage us to consider emergent behaviours, causal effects and interrupted processes.