Jas­mine Tar­gett

Su­per Ecol­ogy

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Stock­room Gallery

13 Oc­to­ber to 4 Novem­ber, 2018 Vic­to­ria

Jas­mine Tar­gett ex­plores the im­pact of hu­man ex­is­tence and con­sumerism on the en­vi­ron­ment. Tagged the An­thro­pocene era, it has left a far greater foot­print on univer­sal ecolo­gies than an­tic­i­pated.

Ref­er­enc­ing crys­tallised Coke bot­tles and Nike shoes from her Fu­ture Fos­sil se­ries, Tar­gett says ‘In hind­sight con­sumerism will ap­pear to be a cul­ture so con­ta­gious it cre­ated an un­quench­able thirst that halted nat­u­ral life cy­cles, chang­ing the course of na­ture and its gov­er­nance over the nat­u­ral world, herald­ing the be­gin­ning of the An­thro­pogenic era.’

Thirst Knows No Sea­son, 2017, glass crys­tal, Dichroic Lens in­stal­la­tion size 20 x 18 x 11cm, glass 20 x 18 x 10cm Pho­to­graph: Rus­sell Wat­sonCour­tesy the artist and Stock­room Gallery, Vic­to­ria

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