Ku-ring-gai pH Art + Science at Manly Art Gallery and Museum, NSW
An exhibition of collaborative installations by artists and scientists resulting from twelve months of investigating, experimenting and interrogating ideas and science inspired by Ku‐ring‐gai Chase National Park NSW
A collaboration between ecologist, Garry Daly and myself, Visible / Invisible brings together human and non-human perspectives of ecosystems.
This exhibition presents organisms that are ordinarily invisible to the naked eye at a human, huggable scale and imagines what their perspectives might be.
I cannot claim to access the phenomenological viewpoint of another organism, including humans, but I can use empathy to imagine, to feel, to try to understand what it is like to be them.
As co-evolving organisms with humans, they have developed capabilities on which we depend, for example a phytoplankton creating oxygen.
Our project unveiled invisible beings from the complex networks of ecology to encourage an imagination of their non-human viewpoints. As a part of ten installation works at Manly Art Gallery and Museum, our ideas took their place in a larger discussion held between the artworks and as part of a series of artist talks and forums at the gallery.