fluidity: an introspective study of mutable shape and form.
exhibition 15 april - 16 june 2004 (extended)
Seymour Theatre Centre Café Cnr. of Cleveland St. and City Rd.
Broadway, Sydney NSW.
Works on display:
Why Fluidity ? Well, why not, I thought. When I was asked to choose a theme for this exhibition, I realised that the term “fluidity” best described what I saw through the lens. Fluidity means, at least in one context, changing or tending to change; variable, and this is nowhere better manifested than in one's observation of the world around us. Things that you tend to take for granted as always being the same, unchanging, you find, upon closer inspection, aren't all that unchanging in the first place. You never see the same sunset twice. You see the sun set, all right, but exactly the same way tomorrow, or next year? Never.
That rock on the side of the creek that you think stays the same year after year is changing too, only it's doing so too slowly for you to notice. The ground that you walk upon changes every time you put your foot down onto it, even though it might only be on the molecular level. When you come to think of it, nothing in the world is unchanging, in the truest sense of the word. In this sense, everything can be fluid in form, to some degree.
The images presented here are but a few examples. Some are literal examples (such as Shift), some (such as Moments In Time) are metaphors that we can apply to our own life experiences, for we too are ever-changing as we make our way through our existence. It's true that water features quite heavily in this exhibition: I suppose that can't be helped, as it's the first association we make when we hear the term “fluid,” but just remember, whatever you're experiencing at any precise moment in time, it'll never, ever, be precisely the same again. Sort of makes you think, huh?