SCULPTORS Saara March and Michelle Day are collaborating in the fearsomely-named exhibition, “Taxonomic Infestation”, opening at Canberra Contemporary Art Space in Manuka today.In the show, they aim to create order from their chaotic collections of new species, subspecies, archaeological objects, relics and “experiments-gone-wrong”.
Both artists are honours graduates of the ANU School of Art. Day is motivated by a strong interest in science and biology and is influenced by medical imagery and the evolution and application of science and technology, while March is fascinated with the imagination and how thought can imbue objects with energy.You can expect to find dark humour, nuttiness and passion for science and biology in this show, which they liken to both “a museum of objects” and “theatre of the world.”
“Taxonomic Infestation,” at Canberra Contemporary Art Space, 19 Furneaux Street, Manuka. October 24 to Nov 3, Wednesday – Sunday 11am-5pm. Opening 6pm today, Thursday, October 24, all welcome.