if you do not speak, do I speak for you?

date 2015
location incinerator art space, willoughby sydney
medium wooden tower, projections & sound
dimensions 2m x 5m
photographer ian hobbs
collection artist
links
  1. catalogue

  2. art monthly article

  3. sensing the unseen

  4. invite

  5. arts hub article

  6. symposium

  7. media release

Feynman speaks enthusiastically and poetically about fire and its essence being “stored sun.” Richard Feynman

about the work

The Incinerator Art space has been transformed with immersive sound, projection and form. Responding to the physical and poetic history of the building, calling up scientific knowledge to expand upon why and how we imagine or understand the phenomena of fire, we are led to remnants of understanding – what might have been and what might still be…

fire text

…one after the other where all these things are going faster and faster and snapping in and the whole thing is changing… …they come close enough to the carbon and snap in and that gives a lot of jiggly motion…bump against other carbon atoms…they jiggle and they make others jiggle…things are going faster and faster and snapping in…it is changing and you get a terrible catastrophe… by Richard Feynman

Still from the original 1920’s film,  Castlecrag – theatre in the bush featuring the Burley Griffins
Still from the original 1920’s film, Castlecrag – theatre in the bush featuring the Burley Griffins