Cosmic Divination - Installation ADi & Toyah Perry

    Installation Analysis & Aesthetic   Images and stories depicting our cosmic ancestry are scattered throughout the worlds natural areas as well as documented in the world’s libraries. These legends may vary slightly however they teach the same overall knowledge, that of the ‘star beings’ visiting earth since time immemorial.   I would take this prognosis a step further and suggest this planet and more than likely thousands if not millions more like it have been propagated/terraformed by many separate life forms throughout our ‘known’ universe. Unfortunately mainstream science and religion has deceived and mislead humanity for at least the last 1000 years, cloaking the true nature of you and I as beings and the infinite complexity of the universe around us.   This installation is a shrine and observation to our universe through the use of symbolic deities, rings of divination, gifts fallen to earth from what some would call magicians*, deities or even gods.    Grant me a wish, To create a world in which gods divine stones rain upon the surface,   Where an object will not falter from its chosen path,    Annihilation and creation are singular.   *Arthur C Clarke, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”.

 

Installation Analysis & Aesthetic

Images and stories depicting our cosmic ancestry are scattered throughout the worlds natural areas as well as documented in the world’s libraries. These legends may vary slightly however they teach the same overall knowledge, that of the ‘star beings’ visiting earth since time immemorial. 

I would take this prognosis a step further and suggest this planet and more than likely thousands if not millions more like it have been propagated/terraformed by many separate life forms throughout our ‘known’ universe. Unfortunately mainstream science and religion has deceived and mislead humanity for at least the last 1000 years, cloaking the true nature of you and I as beings and the infinite complexity of the universe around us. 

This installation is a shrine and observation to our universe through the use of symbolic deities, rings of divination, gifts fallen to earth from what some would call magicians*, deities or even gods. 

Grant me a wish,
To create a world in which gods divine stones rain upon the surface,

Where an object will not falter from its chosen path, 
Annihilation and creation are singular.

*Arthur C Clarke, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”.

Cosmic Divination - Dark Horse Experiment Gallery

   For this years Annual Blender Studios exhibition I have collaborated with the fabulous  Melbourne based Designer and Jeweller Toyah Perry . The installation features jewellery, artwork and re-purposed furniture which narrates a cosmic theme encompassing meteorites, terra-forming, shrines and deities. (Image above previews some of the work). If your free this friday drop in and have a look, it is pretty cool.     The exhibition is one night only - 6pm till late this Friday December 4th 2015.

 

For this years Annual Blender Studios exhibition I have collaborated with the fabulous Melbourne based Designer and Jeweller Toyah Perry. The installation features jewellery, artwork and re-purposed furniture which narrates a cosmic theme encompassing meteorites, terra-forming, shrines and deities. (Image above previews some of the work). If your free this friday drop in and have a look, it is pretty cool.  

The exhibition is one night only - 6pm till late this Friday December 4th 2015.

"A Beautiful Shambles" - Dark Horse Experiment 2014

Here are some images attached of my recent installation "A Beautiful Shambles", the install included oil paintings, found objects, cutlery, traps, wallpaper of totems and prose, up-cycled timber railway siding boxes, LED lighting, furs, paste up artworks and much more. Below is a brief synopsis:  The treatment of Australia’s dwindling native fauna is erroneous to say the least. The Kangaroo, arguably the most well known of Australia’s marsupials is a reflection of this “beautiful shambles”. This symbiotic descent demonstrates mankinds irrational, destructable and single minded pshyce.   The protected Eastern Grey Kangaroo   (Macropus giganteus)   is currently valued at an estimated $20 per head. They may only be processed however if they are shot and killed with a single shot to the head.* An intriguing contradiction, protected, not protected, permitted, not permitted, killed, not killed effectively... Treated by many as vermin and culled on a magnitude that is indescribable legally and illegally (estimated 90-98% population reduction) . These mammals are not even an “object of desire”, merely destroyed for destructions sake, culled and buried or dealt out as pet food for the masses to feed the animal minions.   This is not disimilar to the predicament of other Australian mammals which since the arrival of Europeans in Australia have suffered a higher rate of mammal extinctions  (%10)  than any other continent in the past 200 years. Seventeen species of Australian terrestrial mammals have gone extinct, representing nearly half of the world’s recent mammal extinctions.* After a lull of 60 years the new wave of extinctions beginning with the extinction of the Christmas Island Pipistrelle   (Pipistrellus murrayi)   has arrived with a further 35 mammals listed as endangered species. This wave of extinctions will be on a far greater scale than seen since the last great extinction. The so named “marsupial ghostlands”* of the southern interior will spread, the effects of which are unfathomable in regard to the symbiotic relationships that have formed and evolved for millenia between flora and fauna amongst these fragile ecosystems.   Make no doubt about it, the face of this continent is under enormous and seemingly irreversible change with the cries of the few going completely unheard by the many. This is the Holocoene Extinction Event.

Here are some images attached of my recent installation "A Beautiful Shambles", the install included oil paintings, found objects, cutlery, traps, wallpaper of totems and prose, up-cycled timber railway siding boxes, LED lighting, furs, paste up artworks and much more. Below is a brief synopsis:

The treatment of Australia’s dwindling native fauna is erroneous to say the least. The Kangaroo, arguably the most well known of Australia’s marsupials is a reflection of this “beautiful shambles”. This symbiotic descent demonstrates mankinds irrational, destructable and single minded pshyce. 

The protected Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) is currently valued at an estimated $20 per head. They may only be processed however if they are shot and killed with a single shot to the head.* An intriguing contradiction, protected, not protected, permitted, not permitted, killed, not killed effectively... Treated by many as vermin and culled on a magnitude that is indescribable legally and illegally(estimated 90-98% population reduction). These mammals are not even an “object of desire”, merely destroyed for destructions sake, culled and buried or dealt out as pet food for the masses to feed the animal minions. 

This is not disimilar to the predicament of other Australian mammals which since the arrival of Europeans in Australia have suffered a higher rate of mammal extinctions (%10) than any other continent in the past 200 years. Seventeen species of Australian terrestrial mammals have gone extinct, representing nearly half of the world’s recent mammal extinctions.* After a lull of 60 years the new wave of extinctions beginning with the extinction of the Christmas Island Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus murrayi) has arrived with a further 35 mammals listed as endangered species. This wave of extinctions will be on a far greater scale than seen since the last great extinction. The so named “marsupial ghostlands”* of the southern interior will spread, the effects of which are unfathomable in regard to the symbiotic relationships that have formed and evolved for millenia between flora and fauna amongst these fragile ecosystems. 

Make no doubt about it, the face of this continent is under enormous and seemingly irreversible change with the cries of the few going completely unheard by the many. This is the Holocoene Extinction Event.