A Singular and Idiosyncratic Understanding of the Future… in Relative Magnitude

A singular and idiosyncratic understanding of the future… in relative magnitude, 2017, polycaprolactone, ABS polymer, spray paint, enamel









i. The future is certain
ii. The future is uncertain

Albert Einstein said that “as far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.”

So the future is both certain … and uncertain – leaving us in relatively obscure circumstances.

Upon first encounter
Inside a busy city train station
At peak hour
With these two powder blue objects,
I envisioned the future,
And had an existential moment.

When that ended I got on the train
And went home.

This work was made in collaboration with Annie Gobel and appeared as part of Complete Me at Junior Space, Melbourne 2017. “The overarching theme of Complete Me is collaboration. This concept came from revisiting my childhood experience in needing to make friends at school and interacting with them through making and playing together. I responded to this idea by asking other artists to complete my unassembled metal components that I usually create to make my wearable objects.” Annie Gobel, September 2017.