Converging in Time






Exhibited at Monash University Museum of Art - MUMA 11, February - 10 April 2017

Converging in time was the first major museum exhibition by Open Spatial Workshop in which we drew upon an extended period of research and engagement with the Natural Sciences Collection at Museums Victoria.


These specimens were incorporated into purpose-built structures, and presented in dialogue with OSW’s sculptural and video experiments. Together they develop a more complex and comprehensive understanding of the circulation of matter in the world, drawing out various histories and illuminating entanglements between geology, geography, colonisation and resource extraction, upon which our global society exists.



Converging in Time included loaned specimens such as a meteorite fragment containing pre-solar grains, Saléeite crystals from the Ranger Uranium Mine in the Northern Territory, a 23-million-year-old kauri log from the Gippsland coalfields and a fossilised ‘sea lily’ unearthed in a Brunswick clay pit in 1923. 



Mark