Hannah Valentine, @VISIONS
Interference by Hannah Valentine
1- 26 September 2020
Visions Gallery, Level 9, 10 Lorne St, Auckland
Hannah Valentine’s new exhibition, Interference, takes curious robotic devices known as Argo floats as its point of departure. Argo floats are used to collect data on ocean temperature, salinity and acidity, alongside oxygen and nitrate concentrations. They have become influential in climate observation, aiding human understandings of the ocean’s crucial role in climate change. There are currently close to 4000 of these devices — resembling oxygen tanks topped with protruding instruments — floating through the top two kilometres of the ocean, transmitting data to satellites in real-time. Valentine has modelled and cast these instruments in bronze, combining elements from different models into hybrid sculptural forms.