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Moment to Moment

Commissioned by Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris


‘What if We Got It Wrong’ touring exhibition, curated by Nora Hickey M’Sichili

Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

This technological landscape is inspired by the topography of the Arctic sea ice, constructed from parachute fabric, strung up off the ceiling, far removed from the natural world. The structure is but half full, half empty in a state of flux, neither here nor there, hiding the visible while revealing the invisible, waiting to react to something somewhere else. Its tenuous link is from the collected measurements on historical layers of Arctic sea concentrations, responding to the shrinking ice pack of the Arctic region.

It is a natural fluctuation that has been going on for thousands of years, but winter and summer trends have become negative in recent decades. This information has been used to score the interactive, internal lighting-system. The use of the data is measured and visualised by the gradual and cyclical rise and fall in the luminosity of the lighting device, during any one day: the intensity of its composition shifts, varying from moment to moment.