HERE MANY WORLDS COLLIDE
50cm x 50cm
Glass plate, agar-cyanotype emulsion
Uncovering traces of polluted air, light, and the microscopic world, this piece makes enquires into what a 21st century glass plate records.
This piece was exposed in central London, in a building marked for multi-million pound re-development. This building had been taken over by artists as temporary studios during 2020-21. It was made during the pandemic, as central London's streets slowed, and the non-human world made itself visible to us. It sits at the centre of social, economic and microbial worlds which were thrown wildly out of balance.
The photographic image binds to the glass plate using agar. This replaces traditional uses of bovine gelatin in typical photographic emulsions.
Exhibited as part of WHAT ON EARTH, Koppel Projects, Piccadilly, 2021.