As part of Dimension Crossing: A season of performance and installation that considers states of in-between and transition. Our Frozen Moment is an atmospheric-based installation by Michaela Gleave, a large-scale experiment in space, light and the possibilities that shape our perception of the universe.  Presented as a stage-like set, the viewer is invited to step into a ‘field of stars’ as a mass of tiny droplets spark briefly into existence before disappearing from view. The installation places the viewer at the centre of a universe, a performer in their own theatrical set, their own unique presence in the space-time continuum held up for view. Our Frozen Moment references optical phenomena such as ‘prisoner’s cinema’, the atmospheric condition ‘diamond dust’, and ‘frozen’ stars thought to be fuelled by dark matter. Presented by Carriageworks and Performance Space.

Image: ©Michaela Gleave ‘Alles ist Möglich’ (Anything is Possible), 2010
Photo: Romy Pocztaruk