AboutPrivate view: Tuesday 4th May 2010, 6-9pm
Victoria Browne's video projection and polymergravure prints are the result of a three year project researching CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. Speculative Progress plays on locating the ever-elusive Higg's boson using 19th century hachuring techniques and the Dufourkarten - a military topographical survey of Switzerland completed in 1862 - to parody first beam events at the Large Hadron Collider. Browne's labour intensive topography invokes string theorists' description of the Multiverse as a mountainous spacetime divided into an infinity of valleys, to portray two-dimensional splinters of an exoteric, multidimensional landscape.
Her livre objet edition Shake me continues Browne's foray into uncertain territory with sealed valves containing mathematical formulae. As the figures merge and separate, rebounding off their domed encasement, churning in a perpetual snow storm, no concrete sums can be deciphered. Instead, each shift in arrangement could witness the birth of a multitude of universes only to vanish with a flick of the wrist.
Victoria Browne is the founder of KALEID editions and an artist in residence at Middlesex University. Browne will exhibit a further installation at The Belfry project space, St. John on Bethnal Green in September 2010.