The premise of the exhibition is an invitation to reflect and question the human practice of preservation of natural material, phenomena and knowledge. It is a conjuring up of scenarios for an aftermath or future scenarios of decay and transformation of matter and time, with or without the human race as protagonist.
The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion? Time is relative even for the human body, which is in essence a biological clock? Energy can be changed from one form to another, but it cannot be created or destroyed? The total amount of energy and matter in the Universe remains constant, merely changing from one form to another? If our species does become extinct sometime within the next few million years, and we do not colonize space and are not potent enough to destroy all life on Earth either, then we will indeed be like other species (albeit especially interesting) and we might indeed be expected to occupy a random position in the history of life on earth?
Time Matter Remains Trouble exhibition will be open at the Nordic House until 23 December.