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AN IMMEASURABLE DISTANCE is a solo exhibition by Emma Fielden at The Lock-Up, Newcastle, which explores the nature of infinity, the universe and our human place in it. It began with the idea that pondering infinity might allow the mind to reach out beyond the boundaries of a confined space. The exhibition brings together The Lock-Up’s distinct architectural history as prison, a place of confinement, and Fielden’s ongoing examination of infinite and infinitesimal phenomena.
AN IMMEASURABLE DISTANCE includes installation, sculpture, performance and video works developed between 2015 and 2019. Some of these works are presented largely unaltered, activating the space in their original forms, while others have been revised in response to the site. There are also a number of new works, which have been developed expressly for this exhibition.
If we were to pose the question What is infinity? to experts across a variety of fields, we would receive a vast array of answers. Thinkers across science, mathematics, religion and philosophy would all have their own take on such a query. In Fielden’s examination of the topic, infinity is both vast and minute, it is space and time at their most grand, matter at its most infinitesimal scale, it is an endlessly divisible line, the distance between things, the distance between humans.
AN IMEASURABLE DISTANCE: EMMA FIELDEN is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and by the NSW Government through Create NSW.
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