Triple Point is a solo exhibition by British artist Hannah Rowan whose practice refects on the contrast between constant, fast-paced human activity and the much slower rhythms of geological processes. Her work, ofen inspired by living nature, not only observes these natural systems; it re-embodies them.
Evaporation, condensation and precipitation, Rowan recreates ephemeral natural systems in a continued state of becoming to refect on their fragility. She explores notions of fuidity, transformation and interconnectivity to speak of the existential threat and anxiety surrounding the climate crisis in connection to other cosmological forces such as technology and data overload.
Informed by the Hydrofeminism of Astrida Neimanis, she invites us to refect on our presence as and withbodies of water. To slow down, engage and connect to wider ecological systems.
For her frst solo exhibition in Lisbon, Rowan presents a new body of work that captures the moving quality of water, frequently between states of matter. By building on the existing attributes of Belo Campo, an old underground wine cellar, the exhibition aims to simulate a slippery groundwater dependent ecosystem, comparable to subterranean wetlands and caves dripping sounds of water permeating through lithic surfaces.
While navigating below ground, the viewer encounters water merging through physical states. Each work amplifes the humid and moist atmospheric conditions of the three adjoining chambers, and blurs the boundaries of the three main phases of the water transformation cycle — solid, liquid and gas.
Such phases can coexist at the same time if a certain degree of temperature and pressure is reached. A unique combination that scientists call: Triple Point.
– Alice Bonnot (curator)
Belo Campo is an epiphyte space organized by Adrien Missika, hosted by Galeria Francisco Fino and located in the gallery’s basement.
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Rua Capitão Leitão, 76
Tuesday to Friday 12pm—7pm