“Chaology grew out of a fascination with the visual power of the photographed explosion. These silent and still forms are created from images of explosions caught at a point of expansion. Source material includes the received images from Hiroshima, nuclear tests, the space shuttle disaster, burning oil and white phosphorus bombs. The sculptural forms are created from naïve materials, cotton wool, talcum powder and pipe cleaners.
The series is concerned with the ironic beauty of these formations; the impossible fragmented time that the camera allows, and my distance from the reality of these mediated events.”
- Tess Hurrell