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‘Deep Time’ 

Fringe Arts Bath (2024)

Newark Works, 2 Foundry Lane, Bath BA2 3DZ

Curated by Frank Waterton & Richard Waterton

Exhibition open: 25 May to 8 June 2024

Private View: 24 May 2024

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Deep Time


Deep Time delves into the profound concept of time in all its forms, from the fleeting moments of everyday mundanity to the immense scales of geological history. This exhibition seeks to inspire contemplation on the diverse ways time influences our understanding of the world and our place within it. It is a journey through the past, present, and future, a celebration of the universal and timeless nature of the human experience.‘Deep Time’ is a term introduced in the 1800s by the geologist John McPhee. It refers to geological and cosmic time. It is rooted in the realization that time extends beyond human comprehension, reaching into the distant past and far into the future. It is a concept that encompasses geology, cosmology and human life, each with its unique perspective on the continuum of time. The exhibition aims to highlight the nuances of deep time by examining the interconnectedness of these different temporal scales and their impact on human perception.By exploring the myriad facets of time, from the geological to the personal, and the universal to the speculative, it aims to spark conversations about our place in the cosmos and the enduring impact of time on our lives and our shared histories.

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