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gARTdening – New work from Kirsty Harris

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Tuesday 18th August 2009 5-9pm
62 Cranmer rd
Forest Gate
London
E7 0JL

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Over the summer the garden became Kirsty’s second studio. The pull of the outdoors was too much to bear and sitting down at a desk to work became a less frequent scenario. There was nothing to do but embrace the situation and she began experimenting with text pieces in the space. A poem lurks in the undergrowth and many cress works have come and gone as she literally ate her words.

The new piece specifically made for this evening, from approx 10,230 seeds, will not last. The answer to the question written in soil is, at once, the most simple and the most inconceivably complicated. Regailing different responses – the notions of parallel universes or many-worlds can be dismissed as simply absurd but, the “what if” scenario delightfully tortures us all.

Further reading etc;
Flatland – A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott.
The Universe in a Nutshell – Stephen Hawking.
Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll.
Einstein’s Dreams – Alan Lightman.
Licey’s Story – Stephen King.
The Time Machine – H. G. Wells.
The Hitchhiker’s guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams.
Donnie Darko – Richard Kelly & related text – The Philosophy of time travel and Donnie Darko.

Recommended Wikipedia searches;
“many-worlds interpretation”
“quantum suicide and immortality”
“Schrödinger’s cat”
“objective reality”
“Copenhagen interpretation”

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Written by bökship

August 16, 2009 at 11:47 am

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