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Soft Turns
4 April-22 April

Designated as the “Critical Zone” by environmental scientists, the immediate area one metre above and below the surface of the Earth has become the focus of intense study in recent years. Recognition of its astonishing complexity has necessitated cross-disciplinary collaboration between previously isolated natural sciences in the field. In the lab, scientists maintain controlled environments, isolating all variables, shutting out interference. Similar controls are used in tests for managing future greenhouses remotely in outer space.

Substrates, moulds, and plants in outer space are only some of the elements that come together in PLANT/PIXEL—an exhibition by Soft Turns, the collaborative effort of artists Sarah Jane Gorlitz and Wojciech Olejnik. Their video-centric installations closely look at the small human gestures and intimacies that make up daily life. Thinking through the “Critical Zone” by centring elements that make it up, they access other contentious sites of human interaction—on Earth, in soil, in space, and in the ever-expanding digital and virtual realms. Taking over the basement space of 8eleven, Soft Turns will present an expansive installation where they create encounters between the material and the digital to better understand the world around us.

–Soft Turns

Soft Turns will have an artist talk on Sat 7 April.

Gallery Hours:
Thu–Sun 12–5 PM

Co-presented in partnership with

Wednesday April 4th , 2018 , 7:00pm - 11:00pm