Hotel - Olympic Park
by Talia Marques, Graphis Art
channel video installation
history of this planet is believed to be just under 5 Billion Years
at a moment when the global population approaches 7 Billion - two
figures inextricably linked in an equation that defines the entirety
of our existence.
Are human beings capable of comprehending such vast timescales and
population numbers? On one hand our sense of defined boundaries protects
us from being overwhelmed by the enormity of the cosmos, while conversely
this same inability may limit our comprehension of the interrelatedness
of life forms on Earth, thus causing us to endanger our very existence
on this shared planet.
Over the time the Earth has formed, life has evolved with an ever-increasing
diversity and complexity. We live incredibly short and fast lives
in comparison to our ancient planet. What if the passage of life on
Earth to date was concentrated and held within a test tube that possessed
not only the history of all life forms but their information structure.
Would it run simulations and create new universes? - one hopes this
imagining is a cause for reflection.