THE LUNATIC | Henry Trumble

The Lunatic (1) is a new body of work by Henry Trumble about the images we construct and carry within us that create our perception of the universe. The exhibition presents a series of photographic objects, such as contact prints exposed by the light of the moon and the restaging of a chance encounter with a pool of planetary particles.

Art Exhibition previously on at BLINDSIDE in Flinders Lane precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Wednesday 28 March 2018 to Saturday 14 April 2018

THE LUNATIC | Henry Trumble image

Published by anonymous on Wednesday 04 April 2018.
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The project draws from the narrative of Haruki Murakami’s dystopian novel 1Q84, whose protagonists find themselves in a parallel universe in which two moons hang in the sky and become an important placeholder for their own (new) reality.

Humankind’s desire to classify and label the world in an attempt understand it is explored in the works The Object and The Object (Demonstrated), where a strange black form is staged in a scientific experiment. The object in the images however remains mysterious (is this a meteorite?) leaving it to our imagination rather than rational examination to place it within our known world.

Astronomical images in the public realm enlighten our imagination and inform our perception of the universe. The Earthrise image, the first colour photograph of the Earth taken 50 years ago by the Apollo 8 crew while orbiting the Moon, profoundly changed the way we regard the Earth as an object in space and is attributed with sparking the environmental movement. Images such as this become part of our evolving collective encyclopaedia of understanding, and a reference point to navigate our personal landscape.