Mirror Darkness, site-specific installation Lumen Studio (The Crypt, St John on Bethnal Green): black gloss acrylic, steel, digital prints. Dimensions variable
‘Mirror Darkness’ is a site-specific installation that parallels the strangely futuristic qualities of Lumen Crypt Gallery – designed by Sir John Soane and built in the early nineteenth century – with the architecture of space telescopes. Drawing on the darkness and religious context of the crypt, images of dark nebulae are manipulated to resemble strange, supernatural, cloud like forms – poised in configurations around black mirrors that have been cut to designs based on the James Webb Telescope.

A text written by a deep learning algorithm trained on telescope technical papers and ‘The Cloud of Unknowing’ – a medieval Christian mystical text, describes strange permutations between telescope and interstellar space.