Opening Thurs 6 Apr at 6:00 pm
With every breath we take, we increase the world’s carbon dioxide levels. In Half Empty / Half Full, Mike Singe explores our problematic relationship with the earth’s atmosphere.
The exhibition attempts to identify how climate change influences the way we think about our engagement with the world. The uniquely global characteristic of this environmental challenge ensures that we are all inescapably complicit in its creation through our daily actions.
Inspired by the portable resuscitation chambers used to revive canaries in coal mines, the work in this exhibition bestows common objects, such as balloons and air fresheners, with the ability to act as life preservers or slow executioners depending on the viewer’s glass half empty / glass half full disposition.
Image: Mike Singe, Half Empty / Half Full (buoyancy aid), 2016, Hydrostone, wood, acrylic, floatation aid, vinyl tube & fittings, 45x60x12cm