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Articulate celebrates a decade with Too bright for our infirm delight opening Saturday 28 November

 Sarah Woodward 

Open 28 November - 13 December 

Hours Fri-Sun 11am - 5pm

Opening event Saturday 28 November 1-5pm

This particular work is a reflection of the constant fascination with ontology, the fundamental understanding of who we are. As Heidegger states I can only see from my own point of view. That’s what I’m trying to share, my perspective. Whilst not academic my views, my position comes from my reading of philosophy. My practice is drawn from so many other creative artists, heavily influenced by my peers.

Too bright for our infirm delight goes through this personal general experience, to a more detailed feminist experience. Leads through into current thinking, with a view to how new discoveries might transform philosophy. Ending in a hopeful view of what the future holds.

I will be taking what is a beautiful long narrow space it’s vista up to a second story extending high and changing it into four rooms. Exploring a change in perspective.

The first room will contain the things that represent what I understand about  philosophy, ontology, the notion of being presented in the only way I can from my own perspective. Shown as a domestic space.

The next room is a representation of womanhood. Using images and stories to weave together perceptions and lived experience.

The third room is an exploration of current scientific ideas, matter and antimatter, black holes, string theory AI. If science has changed philosophy (evolutionary theory and Nietzsche) then current science discovery is will change understanding.

The final room is a personal hope for the future.

Philosophy is a fundamental element in my practice. It springs out of the understanding of being to convey what is the meaning of it all. Through storytelling and image making humanity has communicated to each other, to understand ourselves, since the beginning of time. And so we continue.

Philosophy is like a stream flowing through the work, and like a stream it feeds into a river. The river feeds into an ocean and then it evaporates, becomes clouds and falls as rain into the streams. Everything is cyclical. Everything affects everything else. To address these enormously knotted issues and untangle them in one single exhibition is over ambitious. Each work, and show informs the next, learning and experimenting. Each time there is an ebb and flow, but they are reflections on the same things, sometimes, going deeper, sometimes quite shallow.

Philosophy and Ontology has changed and expanded along with scientific knowledge. As scientific paradigms change so do philosophical, sociological and political paradigms. From the flat Earth as the centre of the universe, to the enlightenment. The modern and post-modern world. Scientific model, history is not dead, painting is not dead.

Sarah Woodward

Too bright for our infirm delight begins Articulate's year celebrating the ten years of exhibitions since Articulate was set up in December 2010 to focus on spatial and experimental artwork. It is accompanied by Solo, which shows artists' documentation of earlier single-installations at Articulate over the last decade. Solo will be shown in the mezzanine and backroom spaces at the same time as Too bright for our infirm delight is open in the ground floor project space.

This project is supported by funding from the Inner West Council

Conditions of entry to the exhibition:
There are limited places in Articulate due to COVID restrictions. Please be prepared to wait if it is full when you arrive.
Please stay at home if you’re unwell.
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Use the hand sanitisers provided at the entrance to Articulate.
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