‘Alicja Kwade’s (b.1979, Katowice, Poland) new installation presents astronomical data exploring our position in the universe.
28 September 2016 – 25 June 2017, 11am – 6pm
77-82 Whitechapel High St London E1 7QX
Bronze casts of giant vertebrae accompany a film inspired by NASA data of extrasolar meteors, referencing the cataclysmic event believed to have caused the extinction of the dinosaurs. At the centre of the space, a large mobile of 24 electronic star maps hangs from the ceiling. Rotating in concentric circles, the mobile visualises astronomical data showing the earth’s position in the known galaxy.
Berlin-based artist defies the conventional understanding of time and space in her work. From manipulating the mechanical workings of a clock, to creating liquid pools of mirrored glass, she converts common materials into extraordinary artworks that alter our perception of the world.’ (PCI)