November 9, 2018
For 112 days, Sara Morawetz retraced the 2,000 kilometre journey of two 18th century astronomers, tasked with defining the length of a metre. This act of homage, endurance and absurdity is a study of both the length itself and the lengths taken by science in order to establish a standard, examining and eschewing this standard in the pursuit of art. Sara was accompanied by a succession of artists and writers along the way, saying, “as a group of women, we’re trying to create a tactile relationship with the landscape and with measurement as a standardising force.”
In an interview in Aesthetica magazine titled ‘Art and Science: Charting Hybridity’, Sara says, “étalon examines the history and production of the metre as a standard length, but is more importantly a homage to the physical, mental and emotional endurance that humanity has undertaken in order to construct this standard in the first place.” Stay tuned for news about Sara’s work in upcoming DMG exhibitions including our group show in February and a solo show in December 2019.
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