Alchemical Symbols is
a collection of old alchemical symbols, which slowly morph and reform in front of the viewer. The symbols translate to various processes used in scientific experiments such as ‘to rot’, ‘to filter’, ‘to take’ etc. These markings were widely used as
a shorthand up until the 18th Century, traversing a time period where art and science were more closely aligned.
The symbols presented in the film are made from biomaterials - a relatively new thread of material science which focuses on materials that have a limited lifespan and naturally degrade. The symbols also feature throughout 'The Belief in Things Disappearing' acting
as signifiers to actions happening within the larger narrative of the film.
‘The Belief In Things Disappearing’ was a solo exhibition at MIRROR in Plymouth. This artwork was part of the exhibition which previewed new film works, drawings and sculptures. To see full documentation of the show please visit
MIRRORs website (mirrorplymouth.com)
To see the gallery layout and an overview of the exhibition download this
To learn more about the themes and research explored “In The Belief Of Things Disappearing’ please read this in depth
between curator, Hannah Rose and artist, Jo Lathwood.