Rachel Honnery: The Plastosystem
- When 16 Mar - 14 Apr 2018
CNR OXFORD ST & GREENS RD PADDINGTON NSW 2021
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Rachel Honnery utilises a science-fiction lens to understand the transformative effects of climate change on the environment. Combining scientific investigation, method and data with visual analysis and interpretation, Honnery's work reminds us of the vast and overwhelming challenges that we confront in the age of the Anthropocene.
'The Plastosystem' represents an underwater graveyard to the past and a predictor of a future malignant environment. The installation visualises hybrid marine creatures that have been forced to evolve in order to survive in an environment polluted by plastic. Fostering a scientifc approach to art making, Honnery considers a future dystopian marine environment that may not be so far away.
Rachel Honnery The Plastosystem 2017. Installation view, UNSW Galleries, 2018. Photo: Silversalt Photography
Rachel Honnery The Plastosystem (detail) 2017. Installation view, UNSW Galleries, 2018. Photo: Silversalt Photography
Rachel Honnery absolute kippleization 2016–17. Installation view, 'Rachel Honnery: The Plastosystem', UNSW Galleries, 2018. Photo: Silversalt Photography