Post Hoc

Graduate Exhibition, The National College of Art and Design, 2017

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Installation Video

An exploration into human beings’ relationship with time, the planet, and our ephemerality. My work aims to ask if it is possible for humanity to exist as a force of nature, and to preserve existence as it is today; or are we an opposing force, destined to be mineralised and forgotten? 

The installation is the set up of a system which will evolve and change every day over the next few weeks. The sheets of paper are suspended into a table salt crystal solution, and are gradually being crystallised.

This is a heavily time-based process which looks to questions what happens when humans try to exercise control over nature. The four channel recording is ever-changing and never repeats, and is inspired by the historic practice of chanting.