Caroline Rothwell, Turbulence

2016, Tolarno Galleries, installation views

Turbulence looks at systems of equilibrium and balance. The objects are transitional: they respond to airflow and ambient movement. Water evaporates; plants grow or die and change the balance of a structure; flags waver in response to the tiniest air movements; systems are in flux. Turbulence is also about time – geological time versus human time. A 100 million year old Australian opal fossil balances against a contemporary specimen collected just a few weeks ago. There are lenses for looking backwards and forwards and devices that attempt to predict storms and track our changing temperatures.

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