A PARTY FOR THE
END OF THE WORLD
In the field of Quantum Theory, many theories and experiments revolve around the idea of paradoxes. Defined as ‘a seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition’, paradoxes are explored in a vast range of different fields, and most notably, in philosophy and religion. At the centre is the Roman god, Janus, who in folklore, is depicted as having two faces (one that looks to the past, and the other to the future), and is considered to be the god of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, duality, doorways, passages, and endings. The artwork therefore, comprises of both the past and future co-existing with one another, showing a compact version of the journey from the creation to the ultimate end of the world, two significant events that Janus presided over. Set against a recreation of a Roman bath, the states’ inhabitants include Roman sculptures throwing an ancient-style pool party complete with ferns, floats, and soul-orbs that begin from and end in doorways that lead to the another life.
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