Back in the Carboniferous, molecules met molecules, creatures met creatures, plants cross-pollinated; we all came out of the primordial swamps we now call coal. It's the family graveyard. Birds and homo species co-evolved in a dance of carbon dating – shared ancestors, aunties, distant cousins.
“Carbon Dating” is interactive. The soundtrack is triggered by the arrival of a visitor via a movement sensor. A second soundtrack is activated when the visitor uses the sound buttons. Listen to the separate soundtrack components.
dimensions variable, approx 6000mm long, 2000mm H x 300mm deep
aluminium, coal, rubber, birds’ nests, original soundtrack, interactive sound system, greenhouse gas audit and offset
"Carbon Dating" was premiered in Goulburn Regional Gallery's "What Lies Beneath?" in Nov – Dec 2013, an exhibition examining the rapid growth of coal and coal seam gas developments around New South Wales. It is part of "Bimblebox: art – science – nature" which opened in Brisbane Redland Art Gallery (18 May – 29 June 2014) NB: Event schedule same as Coalface 2014