WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to present Deep Sky Survey, a solo exhibition by Lyndi Sales. In this exhibition Lyndi Sales uses installation and two-dimensional laser cut forms to probe the existential questions presented to us by science.
Although these concepts are contextual and to a degree embedded in their disciplines, what has struck the artist as interesting about the way science and philosophy continue to speak to one another, is that where science is most self-reflexive, it asks questions specifically about perception that pertain as much to aesthetic, metaphysical and psychological debates.
Over time Sales has come to find many of the concepts of astrophysics in particular – dark matter, black holes, multiple universes - brimming with rich ontological and phenomenological questions about the precarious nature of perception. As a highly abstract and metaphorical system of thought and idea, scientific concepts furthermore present the artist with the possibilities of imaginative work – of synthesis, guessing, and extrapolation.
These pieces however have no pretensions towards being ‘scientific’ - they do not function to systematize, attempt to explain or seek to provide a formula for calculating certainties. Instead, the artist is interested in considering scientific explanations for phenomena in terms of their consequences for the persistent questions of what it means to be human.
She views her work as speculative – returning to the questions that arise from the extension of our limited understanding and offering them over into poetry.
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