Monash Room Exhibition Program
Sara Morawetz, No Time Like The Present
Showing at the Australian Consulate-General from January - early March. Bookings essential via the email address below.
Sara will be hosting an artist talk alongside partner and collaborator Dr Darren Engwirda on Tuesday, 14 March 2017. To express an interest in attending please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT TIME, BUT NOT THE TIME YOU KNOW. WE NEED TO DISCUSS THE OTHER ONE, THE ONE THAT EXISTS OUTSIDE YOU AND I AND STRETCHES TOWARDS INFINITY.
IT IS NOT THE TIME COUNTED BY DAYS, WEEKS AND YEARS, NOR THE TIME OF EMPIRES OR CIVILISATIONS. IT IS THE TIME OF THE UNIVERSE — THAT WHICH COMPRESSES AND EXPANDS, FORMING ROCKS AND
MOUNTAIN RANGES, CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS AND PLANETARY CHANGE. IT IS A SENSE OF TIME FROM WHICH WE ARE REMOVED ENTIRELY, ONE IN WHICH A STAR IS BORN, LIVES AND DIES.
No Time Like the Present seeks to examine the philosophical limits of time as a standard measure, asking us to contemplate what we measure when we measure time. Through a series of performance-based works, Sara Morawetz seeks to dispute the assumed universality of time, examining the mutability of time in the context of space, place and purpose.
Sara Morawetz is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores the processes that underpin scientific action, examining how these concepts can be leveraged through artistic inquiry. Her work is devised to test and expose the internal processes of methodological labour — employing systems, actions and processes to reveal the exhaustive, the obsessive, the poetic and the absurd — aspects that are all inherent to scientific endeavour.
Morawetz’s work has been exhibited internationally, including recent performances at RAPID PULSE International Performing Arts Festival, Bronx ArtSpace and Open Source Gallery. She is a PhD candidate at Sydney College of the Arts and won the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize in 2016. This work was made in consultation with Dr. Darren Engwirda and Dr. Michael Allison of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies.