The Roman history of Colchester is the inspiration for this exhibition by artist Lilah Fowler.
London-based Lilah Fowler's work examines the effect and consequence of technology on our contemporary landscape, revealing how the ‘natural’ and the ‘man-made’ are interwoven in a state that she refers to as 'nth nature'.
For her first solo exhibition in a major public art gallery, Fowler presents an innovative display that combines her own sculptures with museum objects from the collections of Colchester and Ipswich Museums.
Taking Roman pots as an example of ancient technology, Fowler looks at how both analogue and digital technologies are shaped by the natural environment – the clay pot being literally built out of it, and digital technologies relying on rare earth minerals and data centres that pump out huge quantities of heat and power. These relationships will be explored in an intricate and colourful installation that combines sculpture, video and sound.