Satu Bushell's exhibition coming to Manning Regional Art Gallery

Perpetual Motion, (detail) mixed media installation.

Perpetual Motion, (detail) mixed media installation.

Manning Regional Art Gallery will lead an exploratory journey of electromagnetic fields when Manning Valley artist Satu Bushell's 'Perpetual Motion' exhibition launches on Saturday, July 22 at 2pm.

Satu's mixed media installations in 'Perpetual Motion' explore the interconnection between us and the natural world - and the life cycles that drive life on our planet.

"Leading edge scientific research confirms this interconnection between all life forms through the study of electromagnetic fields,” Satu said.

“Every person and object, including non-living forms, emit electromagnetic fields.

“The body’s largest electromagnetic field is generated by the heart which extends several metres around us in all directions. The signal it emits is strongly influenced by the thoughts, emotions and beliefs an individual is experiencing in any given moment.”

The body’s largest electromagnetic field is generated by the heart which extends several metres around us in all directions. - artist Satu Bushell

Perpetual Motion guides the viewer through a series of engaging installations, entering the space and experiencing the lights, feelings, sounds and visuals. The works put a focus on the significance of the individual and the way in which they perceive themselves physically and emotionally, and how that plays an important role in the continuous cycle of the planet.

The exhibition explores ideas of the cell as the building block for living things, and the similarities between animal, plant and human life. 

'Perpetual Motion' derives from Satu's interest in the environment. Previously she has concentrated on the effects of the ecological footprint of humans on the environment.

"Survival of this planet and our species is dependent upon us strengthening our connection with ourselves, one another and planet Earth," Satu said.

'Perpetual Motion' will be launched together with 'Coalescence', which encapsulates the journey between two life-long friends and the unique interpretations gathered from similar experiences and interests. 

Both exhibitions are open until Sunday, August 27.

For more information on other events at the gallery, visit: http://mrag.midcoast.nsw.gov.au

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