The Weight of Jupiter, Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

Installation view
Lisa Benson (wall) & Rossana Martinez (floor)

May 18 – June 11, 2011

Consisting primarily of gaseous and liquid matter, the atmospheric composition of Jupiter renders the gas giant without a solid surface; seemingly appropriate, considering it was named after the Roman God of Sky and Thunder. To navigate the landscape of Jupiter’s surface, would require a submarine type vessel – one that could withstand the sheer mass of Jupiter’s gravitational force, without surrendering and being subsumed into it’s string of satellite bodies.

The works of Lisa Benson, Rossana Martinez and Zoë Rapley in The Weight of Jupiter captures the possibility of a momentary exploration. The nature of the works evoke a delicate and ephemeral experience through the simplicity of materials. Somewhat fleeting in nature, their dynamic offers a quiet consideration into the ways the processes of production were able to develop and unfold.

Curated by Erica van Zon.