Philippa Jones’ Suspended is an immersive installation, a celestial sculpture featuring thousands of cast orbs containing fragments of plants and animals. Time is pulled in strange directions, verging on the infinite or freezing in a never-ending instant – suspended – and it is in these moments outside of the flow of time that Jones gives the viewer a special control of reality. This reality is in a world where assorted flora and fauna are never fully dead and gone but also never living. It is a space to reconnect to the Earth, reckoning with an ecological grief and detachment from Nature and the natural, while trying to understand and question our emotional responses to physical inevitabilities.
A suspension never lasts forever; eventually, it all must end.