This collection highlights the confluence between art and science and focuses on artists whose practice investigates the meaning and matter of existence and the universe.
The collection comprises a new site-specific, kinetic installation by Susan Jacobs that unpacks the metaphors and poetry of the sub atomic, along with a multi-screen work by Steve Carr that depicts a bullet hitting Newton’s apple in incredibly slow motion across seven screens. Illuminating the gallery spaces is a kinetic light work by Ross Manning that oscillates a spectrum of colour across the building's innovative interior.
The collection also features a video work by leading Australian artist Daniel Von Sturmer – who represented Australia at the 2007 Venice Bienniale and works by Robin Fox and Chris Henschke.
“With this collection, our aim is to communicate through artworks the same ideas that obsess many scientists, reminding researchers, staff and other visitors to The Synchrotron that it is only through being open, experimental and lateral that we might begin to contemplate the universe and its ever expanding nature.” Curator Emily Cormack
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