The Beginning and The End, installed at the Wisbech Museum, Wisbech, UK (2014)
The Beginning and The End is drawing on the language of museum display and consists of three large display cases containing volumes covered in blue felt. Instead of showcasing museum objects, these volumes themselves remind us of abstracted exponential growth or degrowth models in statistics. It suggests an ending or beginning by conserving and enclosing these often digitally created statistical representations in a physical installation.
The Beginning and The End is part of On The Enclosure of Time, a collection of 11 individual works within the installation that reference a range of diverse, urgent subjects such as the current economic crisis, ecological processes, and rhizomatic forms of knowledge distribution. Together, they propose strange and fantastical juxtapositions and create links with modernism, museum display, and the aesthetics and narratives of sci-fi.
On the Enclosure of Time
‘On the Enclosure of Time’ is one of the outcomes of ‘History Rising’, a subversive and engaging study of museum display in England, conceived and developed by Marjolijn Dijkman and curator Jes Fernie (2012 – 2015).
A publication on History Rising was published by Onomatopee in 2015.