Over Many Horizons (O|M|H) is an interactive, experiential ‘whole of gallery’ exhibition that investigates the mesh of environmental, social and cultural ecologies that form our worlds, asking how might we re-imagine our place and actions within those networks as ‘re-futuring’ – i.e. acting in ways that ‘give time back’, rather than ‘take time away’, from the future.
Audiences navigate the works non-linearly, encountering robotically controlled kinetic light works, telescopic tunnels of ethereal imagery and sound and gently pulsing, ambiguous surfaces. The exhibition dovetails with a range of specially curated participative events and art-science-humanities discussions that ask, why is today’s environmental crisis a crisis of ‘us’, and how must we therefore evolve?
Over Many Horizons (O|M|H) therefore necessarily spans art, science and the humanities, and initiates a collaboration UTS Marine and Life Sciences, Professor William Gladstone – marine biologist and Head of School of Life Sciences, The Living Data program with Lisa Roberts, the UTS Institute For Sustainable Futures (Tania Leimbach) and curator/artist An Marosszeky. In all of these ways Over | Many | Horizons (O|M|H) seeks to shine a light upon the silent, shadowy barriers of cultural misunderstanding that prevent us from re-inventing ourselves as a future-sustaining species.
UTS Gallery (Tania Creighton (Curator) and Eleanor Zeichner (Assistant curator)), Living Data (Lisa Roberts), UTS Life Sciences (Prof. William Gladstone), National Science Week 2016, Sydney Science Week 2016, Sydney Design 2016, UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures, QUT Creative Industries, Dr. Ricardo Peach, Programme for Innovation in Artform Development (PIAD) – Vrystaat Kunstefees/Arts Festival/Tsa-Botjhaba, University Free State Centre Development Support, Qala Phelang Tala, Anita Venter, Angela De Jesus, Johannes Stegmann Art Gallery, University of the Free State, South Africa, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Flanders Foundation, Thabang Mofokeng, HOT Rural Workers Collective, Botshabelo Township, South Africa, Charlotte Vincent, Guy Webster, TC Howard, Vincent Dance Theatre.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.