Archive Exhibitions (10 October to 20 December 2020)
Earthworks is an Immersive moving image Installation by Semiconductor, who are artists Joe Gerhardt and Ruth Jarman.
A five-channel computer generated animation, the work creates an immersive experience of the phenomena of landscape formation through the scientific and technological devices that are used to study it. Masses of colourful layers are animated by the soundscapes of earthquake, volcanic, glacial and human activity, recorded as seismic waves, which form spectacular fluctuating marbled waveforms. The 20 metre screen zig-zags through the space taking over the entire gallery.

Earthworks makes tangible the immense natural forces captured by seismic data and tackles the way in which geological and human processes are inextricably linked in the Anthropocene.

About The Artist

Semiconductor is UK artist duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt. Over the past twenty years of collaboration they have become known for a unique and innovative body of visually and intellectually engaging artworks, which explore the material nature of our world and how we experience it through the lenses of science and technology.

They blend experimental moving image techniques, scientific research and digital technologies creating works which examine the way science can extend the limits of human perception while reflecting upon how we experience the world. They have undertaken fellowship opportunities and residencies at a number of prestigious scientific institutions including CERN, Geneva, Switzerland; Mineral Sciences Lab at The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC, USA; Gulbenkian Galapagos Artists Residency; The NASA Space Sciences Laboratories UC Berkeley, California.

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