2016 | Moreland Station

2016 | Moreland Station


Series 01 | Part 1/7
Brunswick's building blocks

Time: 2016
Place: Moreland Station's Waiting Room


Typical Composition of Bricks, Jessie Stanley, 2016. Installation at Moreland Station’s Waiting Room, science bench, measuring instruments, sand, clay, lime, acrylic cases, lithographic prints, vintage sign. 

Central to my interest in unravelling some of the complexity of this place is the concept that every single thing that constitutes the world around us - and indeed the universe at large - was formed from nothing.

From absolute simplicity came profound complexity. In one magnificent instant approximately 13.7 billion years ago, known as the Big Bang, the building blocks for the incredibly complex place we now live in began forming. Earth formed approximately 4.54 billion years ago. Our earliest ancestors – Homo habilis were using stone tools around 2.8 million years ago. The scale of human evolution relative to the scale of Earth’s evolution is minute: yet our impact on our environment is immense. What does the way we have shaped our world reveal about our values and cultural identity? What evidence remains of pre-human history, and how can we consider our world from a cosmological perspective? By focusing on one place: Moreland Station; and on one tiny fragment of its fabric: it’s bricks; will simplicity or complexity emerge?

Stay tuned for more field tests: marking time in and around Brunswick and Moreland Station for the duration of MoreArts 2016, October 23 - December 18.

Detail images, Typical Composition of Bricks, Jessie Stanley, 2016.


 

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No fixed time | No fixed place

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