Silica is an exhibition by Grace Blake that explores hypothetical bodies.
Considering silicon dioxide – a compound found in various living things – as a common thread connecting ancient and future organic, artificial and hybridised life on earth, this exhibition seeks to establish commonality between human and nonhuman beings.
Drawing from non correlationist thought and new perspectives on ecology, as discussed by Donna Haraway, Timothy Morton and Steven Shaviro, this exhibition acts to extrapolate a near post anthopeance future where human ruins house new life.
By removing the human as central to the exploration of the present and future experience of life on earth, Silica will strive to craft a speculative reality and examine what is compelling about creating science fiction futures.
24 July – 10 August
Metro Arts, Brisbane