Belco Arts

Francis Kenna


What kind of thing is an atmosphere? Atmospheres materialise and form under certain conditions, a delicate envelope of space that we can inhabit, only to shift and collapse like bubbles in a foam. One possible answer is to think of atmospheres as a kind of quasi-object: hovering and indeterminate, they exist somewhere in-between us and our surroundings. Nature is not static; space is fluid.

This exhibition takes these transitory states of atmosphere as a place to begin questions around the mutability of space and our own experience. In the meeting of light and matter, the shifting states of water and air, the works explore of the passing of time and our awareness of it. They encourage movement and tactile experiences to consider our experience of atmosphere, asking the viewer to experience atmosphere as a temporal meeting between a body and their surroundings. These are rooted in the complexity of our own perception of the world, and the feeling body as in-habitant of space.

16 February—28 March

Belco Arts

Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia