The World Is Turning

04.02.06 – 25.02.06

The World Is Turning – Nicky Hirst, 2006

Christiane Baumgartner, Sjoerd Buisman, Daniel Gustav Cramer, Nicky Hirst, Sara Mackillop, Mike Marshall, Kate Scrivener, Jem Southam, Finlay Taylor.

The entire surface of the earth is covered in a thin film of life forms.

The hot sulphur springs of Yellowstone Park contain life. In contrast to the acidic waters the soda lakes of the world are habitats for alkaliphiles. Hundreds of species of fungi and bacteria occupy the deepest trenches of the oceans, and the bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans can live through extreme levels of radiation.

The World is Turning explores landscape through contemplating its evolving materiality. Presenting works that inspect a specific landscape or suggested environments, through approaches that include film, woodcut, photography, painting and sculpture. Within all the pieces delicate complexities are investigated, some fragile and tranquil, whilst others hold an edge of foreboding or unease.