Exhibitions    Where are you? What time is it? How do you know?" Araluen Arts Centre, NT

03.11.13 to 03.02.14

Installing this work at Araluen in Alice Springs was bringing it home to where the idea was first seeded 13 years ago.

The experience of sleeping out under the night sky, of driving to the long horizon across red sand and past burnt-red rocks, and of watching the mirage hover connected me to times beyond imagination, and at once here, and now. Cosmological and geological times. They are imbedded in the materials – sand, iron and glass - materials that were present soon after the origins of matter, (‘The Big Bang’). They are still current in our cultures and loaded with significance, especially here in The Red Centre.

Glass, iron and sand are used to create two contrasting environments in front of which the viewers see themselves on two different monitors, as though in two places simultaneously.

One environment, ‘Glass Embedded with Metals and Sulphides’, (G.E.M.S.), refers to cosmic time, star dusts, and the primordial branching fractal.

The other environment, 'Oxygen' (O2), refers to stromatolites. They changed the environment by oxidising the iron in the sands and the rocks to their red colour and started the evolution that led to life as we know it.

Together they represent two significant moments in time that viewers can connect with in the present. A sound component, ‘Realitivities’, designed by Tom Harrer for the installation, uses granular synthesis. It creates an atmosphere that stretches space/time.

The existence of multiple realities coexisting is the biggest proposition of this time, comparable to the change in the first millennia to believing the world is round and not flat. As an artist I am impelled to come to terms with it. This is a response.

© Margaret Worth

Where are you? What time is it? How do you know?

Where are you? What time is it? How do you know?"  2013

Desert sand, shattered glass, projections, TV monitors, video cameras

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Where are you? What time is it? How do you know?

Where are you? What time is it? How do you know?"  2013

Desert sand, shattered glass, projections, TV monitorss, video cameras

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Where are you? What time is it? How do you know?

Where are you? What time is it? How do you know?"  2013

Desert sand, shattered glass, projections, TV monitors, video cameras

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Where are you? What time is it? How do you know?

Where are you? What time is it? How do you know?"  2013

Desert sand, shattered glass, projections, TV monitors, video cameras

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Breaking glass video by Margaret Worth

Breaking glass video  2014

toughened glass [safe]

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