For this new installation, Wallworth further develops her celebrated work Hold: Vessel 1, 2001. With the addition of two newly commissioned video projections, Hold: Vessel 2, 2007, updates the earlier version of this piece, already acclaimed as 'a new media classic'.
Hold is an immersive work, exploring the immensity of the natural world and our relationship to it. Visitors are invited to carry a glass bowl into a darkened space and are encouraged to 'catch' projected images of microscopic marine life and telescopic astronomical imagery in a lens-shaped 'screen'. With intimate moments of synchronised light and sound, Hold offers a highly focused sensation akin to holding life in your hands.
The new projections for Hold: Vessel 2, record how some marine environments have altered significantly in the six years since Wallworth's first version of Hold, creating a living archive of a changing ecosystem.