Carl Gent

Ten Earths

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Conceived whilst trying to engage with the revolutionary discoveries of 18th century geologist James Hutton and the ‘discovery of deep time’ Ten Earths is a sculptural and performative embodiment of a written struggle. Siccar Point is a perpendicular collision of Devonian Old Red Sandstone and Silurian greywacke on the coastline of south-east Scotland. An encounter with it ratified Hutton’s theories of an Earth much, much older than Scriptural Time, Ten Earths attempts to re-digest this fall into knowledge and present it through performance, writing, photography and sculpture.

Tongue of the Preinoculated

Conceived whilst trying to engage with the revolutionary discoveries of 18th century geologist James Hutton and the ‘discovery of deep time’ Tongue of the Preinoculated is a sculptural and performative embodiment of a written struggle. Siccar Point is a perpendicular collision of Devonian Old Red Sandstone and Silurian greywacke on the coastline of south-east Scotland. An encounter with it ratified Hutton’s theories of an Earth much, much older than Scriptural Time, Tongue of the Preinoculated attempts to re-digest this fall into knowledge and present it through performance, writing, photography and sculpture.

About the Artist

Working in installation, print, performance and sculpture, I am based in London and Sussex, currently studying MFA Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London. In my work I aim to examine the experiential distance between everyday human existence and extreme physical truths contained within contemporary cosmology, theology, physics and apocalypticism. Through either excavation or reconciliation I am attempting to drown myself in the non-human.

http://www.carlgent.com

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