DeepSpaceMoolog is a 7-min. film which is a key element of the multi-media installation by the same name. Derbyshire’s Creswell Crags are a system of caves, whose cave-art some believe was created over 40,000 years ago.
‘Drawing from her love of low-tech vintage Si-Fi sets, her brush with Ancient Astronaut Theory and the writings of Alan Watts, Smith presents the case for time-travel.
She ramps up the pure kitsch of this retro SF via her aesthetics of fluorescent sheen, glitter and gloss and by getting deliberately cosmic she provokes us to consider our place in the universe and all that remains unknown and unfathomable in its immensely distant past and apparently unimaginable future.
Smith’s work here is a sort of serious play’. (Excerpt from accompanying exhibition essay by Joanne Lee).
-2017 Testbed 1, Bermondsey, London, UK -2016 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe, UK