The Grave Contains Nothing But Dust and Ashes

2019

Sawyers slide projectors, tripods

Two slide projectors on syncopated loops cycle through a scattering of images from across industrial, scientific, and art history. Drawn from the oeuvre of 18th century British painter Joseph Wright (so-called "Painter of the Industrial Revolution"), visual histories of coal mining, collections of experimental chemical diagrams, and archives of fungal biology, the two carousels tell an ever-shifting tale speculating on historical and aesthetic perspectives towards growth, decay, and progress.