DUST is a micro archeology of every day through the use of light. The project explores the beauty and narrative of microscopic discarded particles and clustered debris that constantly surround us. It aims to pay close attention to the fragments of disintegrating matter in time and to reveal their hidden beauty and the stories within.
These particles are collected and subsequently re-presented through sculptural form, where dust is encased and then explored through the use of interactive lights. An immersive experience of dust is created by wall to ceiling projections of magnified microscopy, providing a shift in the cognitive experience of these same particles. The project ultimately aims to create an experience of wonder and re-enchantment with discarded matter and micro traces through the use of light, focus and perspective.
In the midst of the post-factual word, DUST and the DUST Collective project can provide a platform for people in society to explore their own narratives around matter and the stories of the world at large.
DUST will be showing as The Poetics of Dust at SHOWTIME 18 Degree Show in the Glassroom of Edinburgh Napier University Merchiston Campus from the 18th to the 27th of May 2018, 10am-5pm.
DUST was shown at Coburg Gallery in Edinburgh on the 7th and 8th of April as a site-specific work where the dust collected from the gallery space was represented again through the process described above.
The project is currently showing as the Dust Collection, a selection of 'frozen' synthetic and organic dust that can be explored through the use of light.
The next show will be at Galleria Ca' Zanardi in Venice, Italy between the 28th of September and the 24th of November as part of the SURFACES festival.