Tricky Walsh :
Tiefenzeit

MARS Gallery
7 James Street, Windsor, VIC, 3181
1 April – 1 April 2017

Tricky Walsh, 'It all began in the tundra after all', 2016, gouache on paper, 122 x 76 cm

Tricky Walsh, 'It all began in the tundra after all', 2016, gouache on paper, 122 x 76 cm

Tiefenzeit is a work of speculative fiction which is embodied through paintings, but also more ephemerally within the gallery by incorporating sound and smell as definitive elements of the installation architecture, providing an illusory slippage in the perception of the space, and encouraging the slowing of time as the senses are bombarded by conflicting information. 

In a broader conceptual framework, this slides comfortably into the concept of Tiefenzeit; or Deep Time – a geological constant which asks us to consider the continual present in the context of an ever expanding past and future. Taking the continual present as a starting point I am examining ways of avoiding entropy through an expansive generation of parallel possibilities. Literally, of world/worlds expanding in number if not in linear evolution. 

This exhibition is the culmination of a three-month residency in London undertaken in late 2015, and the works within it express not only the subjects of my research, but the experience of being completely overwhelmed by the breadth and depth of its/our technological history. At some point, the research started to weave itself into a narrative which is possibly the easiest way my mind had of processing that amount of information into a coherent system. Whatever the cause, Tiefenzeit was born, and given more concrete form upon my return to Tasmania.

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