Marine algae samples, glass, mirror
Lachlan Herd contrasts the ambiguity of natural form against the boundaries of geometry. Herd frames formlessness by conforming water (and its residing biological matter) into man-made cubes. Herd’s autonomous objects are synecdoches for the larger world; ever-evolving, persistent and volatile. As successful micro-environments, they can be read as optimistic prophecies – so far, the algae, at least, survives – but in the face of global warming, they double as warnings, or precursory memorials to the much heralded environmental apocalypse.
- Genevieve Felix Reynolds
Written for the exhibition ‘Memorial’, Wellington St Projects, 2016.
Images by Campbell Henderson and Vivian Cooper Smith