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Brief Published: 6 Jul 2011

Worlds in the Making


British artistic duo Semiconductor’s first major solo show is a culmination of several years working with scientists in the volcanic regions of the Galápagos Islands and mainland Ecuador in South America.

Worlds in the Making weaves fictional and documentary elements, including seismic data collected by scientists, to capture the sense of a primeval newborn world – blurring the boundaries between fantasy and reality. "We're not really illustrating the scientists' work… We try to draw from the scientists' enthusiasm about their work,” explains Joe Gerhardt.

The installations include layered audio and visual elements to transport visitors through dystopian landscapes, strangely exquisite animations, fantastical vistas, and natural phenomena to a world between science fiction and science fact. Worlds in the Making is being exhibited at Liverpool's Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT) until September 11 2011.