About the Artwork
Through her project, Murmurs of the Deep, Laura Arminda Kingsley creates a pictorial world in which our communion with the cosmos and nature is unmediated by cultural valuations or static ideas of identity. To accomplish this, Kingsley looks at the world through the lens of deep time, giving equal importance to; the microscopic and the macroscopic; folklore and science; and the archaic and the new, to offer the viewer a non-hierarchical perspective in which to reconsider their place in the world.
Installed on the escalators of The Leadenhall Building, Murmurs of the Deep invites viewers to immerse themselves in its freer, wilder world.
To accompany the artwork on display, the artist has created the Murmurs of the Deep Sound Installation, which consists of a recording of a poem, written in response to the piece playing in a continuous loop. In sharing this poem, inspired by the deep time history of our oceans and waterways; the artist hopes to offer the audience an alternative perspective with which to reconsider their place in the world. The sound installation is available to listen on Sculpture in the City’s multimedia guide on the Bloomberg Connects app.
Copyright the artist. Photo: © Nick Turpin