The Adventure Of Science


This film was originally commissioned by the Campbelltown Arts Centre and displayed as part of their 2015 exhibition The List

Scientific instruments such as the microscope, and the ‘invisible’ worlds it makes available, calls into question the reliability of our own sense perceptions.

Through the constructed reality of video The Adventure of Science renders a playfully skewed version of this process unsettling the authority invested in any one mode of seeing or understanding.

Reflecting on tropes of childhood, such as surreal screen worlds populated entirely with puppets, Hungerford seeks to evoke the sense of wonder and possibility associated with an idealistic conception of scientific exploration.

Exploring the point at which imagination, fantasy, belief and individual perception come up against the aim of wanting to understand the world objectively is for the artist an endlessly fascinating reflection on the myriad ways and multiple realities in which we can exist today.