Dolatian’s interdisciplinary practice explores the relationship between cultural landscapes and the natural ecosystem. A hybrid ecosystem simultaneously resembles a semi-functional apparatus, the model of a utopian city and a biological experiment. It also conflates a number of ideas around the themes of the studio and the laboratory and in turn social and environmental politics.
The work functions as visual interpretations of socio-cultural and technological developments. The work aims to anticipate future topics while using the dichotomy of humanities and science. Art and science have been engaged in an exchange of ideas and narrative structures. The body of work is an abstract visualisation linking the human and the non-human and addressing the incipient intersection of nature, biology and technology.
glazed ceramics, neon, silicone
40 x 40 x 40 cm
Judges of the 2019 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Professor Ross Harley (Dean of the Faculty of Art & Design and UNSW Chair of Arts and Culture), Louise Herron AM (Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Opera House) and Tim Ross (Design and Architecture advocate, Broadcaster, Author and Comedian).
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