In Terminus, Geoff Farquhar-Still creates two large piles - one made of 1500 concrete lightbulb, the other made of 3500 concrete matchbox cars. While at first appearing as light fun, maybe even nostalgic, it become darker when themes of mass consumption and destruction appear, turning these piles into funerary mounds. Overlaid is video footage of a dead bird in rain, filed with maggots - one life ends and another begins. These piles of mass destruction combine with the video - reminding that planet earth is the bird and humans are the maggots, killing through consumption. There is a voyeuristic joy as we gather speed to the abyss, much like the LED light show of slot-cars racing on the wall, it is like the dark comfort of a movie theatre.
Image: Geoff Farquhar-Still, 2009, installation view.