the 59th minute  2015

Selected -  Artspace Mackay Art on Show Awards 2015

bleach, gel pen, embossing on card, washi tape, letterpress.

7.3 cm x 14.8 cm x 3.4 cm closed,

open width variable -  445.3 cm x 14.8 cm x 0.1cm fully extended.

Bleach extracts and expunges, gradually congesting the 59 cards to efface the primal blackness.

Binary number systems expand in exponential growth with population increasing from one by way of two.   

A shroud for humanity.


We have already passed the 59th minute

"Let me give you a test tube full of food for bacteria, that represents our world. I am going to put one bacterial cell into that test tube (representing us), and it is going to divide every minute; that is exponential growth. So at time zero you have one cell; one minute you have two; two minutes you have four; three minutes you have eight; four minutes you have 16. That is exponential growth and at 60 minutes the test tube is completely full of bacteria and there is no food left, a sixty minute cycle."


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