The Subtle Ether
Date: 08-Sep-2007 – 30-Sep-2007
Location: Contemporary Art Tasmania
The Subtle Ether was not directly observed by the Enlightenment scientists who described it so eloquently. It was deduced to exist, invented really, because it was needed to explain other observable phenomena. It was presumed to be so fine a substance as to pass undetected through the molecules of entire planets like a breeze through a forest, and yet glutinous enough to plug the gaps in our understanding of physical reality.
This exhibition brought together a series of video, installation and graphic works which explored the notion of the fertile gap between things, and the meanings we project into that space.