Can you hear us? is an installation that prompts visitors to listen to the more-than-human world. In context to widespread environmental breakdown, artist Merete Megarrity gives space to the natural world’s right to exist, thrive and evolve. Through creature-like sculptures, video and soundscape Megarrity highlights the interdependence of the human and non-human world, encouraging visitors to consider themselves as intrinsically connected to all living things and reframing our planet as an organism where all creatures are valued and connected.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Merete Megarrity (b. Denmark) is an interdisciplinary visual artist and doctoral candidate at the Queensland College of Art and Design, Meanjin (Brisbane). Her focus lies in exploring how ecological crises reshape our understanding of the world and our role in it. Megarrity’s research delves into the intersection between sculpture, installation, sound, video, ecology, and art history, aiming to create a meaningful connection between the audience and the more-than-human world. Her installation practice utilises the theoretical essence of vital materialism and Actor Network Theory (ANT), and her work employs a light-hearted, non-didactic, and non-confrontational visual language. Merete emphasises that the non-human world deserves the same agency as humans, advocating for its voice to be heard and cared for.
IMAGE: MERETE MEGARRITY, CAN YOU HEAR US? (DETAIL), 2023.