Strata, Rock, Dust, Stars

York Art Gallery

28 September – 25 November 2018

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Bringing together artists and scientists, this exhibition examines geological strata and investigates our own place in history.

Isaac Julien, En Passage (Stones Against Diamonds), 2015

This landmark exhibition, featuring moving image, new media and interactive work, takes its inspiration from William Smith’s ground-breaking geological map of 1815, which identified the layers of the Earth and transformed the way in which the world was understood. It is the most ambitious and large scale media art exhibition York has ever hosted.

The work explores human curiosity, exploration, and reflections on the universe, and artists include Isaac Julien, Agnes Meyer Brandis, Semi Conductor, Phil Coy, Liz Orton, David Jacques and Ryoichi Kurokawa.

Interrogating our unfolding and constantly evolving landscapes, the show asks: as natural explorers and map-makers, how can we use new data within a geological age to change behaviour and ultimately our environments?

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