Scientific investigations on the subject of dusts, from the kitchen to the cosmos to the infinitely small, have exploded current perspectives on what is reality. Worth’s new work stages an experience for the viewer that invites them to imagine what the change might be like.
Two installations are presented side by side as contrasting environments. Each represents a significant marker in evolution. One installation, G.E.M.S., (Glass Embedded with Metals and Sulphides), refers to the dusty origins of the cosmos. The other installation, O2, using sand and stromatolite shapes, refers to cyannobacteria, the first life-forms that emerged from the Earth’s oceans. They produced oxygen and began the change in the atmosphere that led to human evolution.
Camera images of the visitor/viewer, displayed on monitors, show them simultaneously as though in two different places, inviting them to imagine themselves linked concurrently in the present to cosmological time-space and ancient time-space. In (particle) fact - we are, but it is a difficult concept to grasp.
“I am presenting a stage set for the viewer to create a personal experience through their own imagination. My aim is to shift perception of time and place through the viewer’s experience, imagining coexisting realities.”
For this work, Margaret has collaborated with projection artists of Illuminart and the sound artist Tom Harrer, who has created a sound work, 'Realitivities', using granular sythesis for the concept and installation of Where are you? What Time is it? How do you know?
© Margaret Worth