3hd 2022: Don't Panic
“This sort of thing is going on all the time,” explains H2G2’s narrator, when ordinary Earthman, Arthur Dent‘s spoken words fall into a freak wormhole to another point in space-time, carrying them to a distant galaxy, along an elaborate chain of events, and leading to the ultimate destruction of two war-like, interstellar species. “It’s just life,” adds the commentator plainly. This same sentiment of acceptance is echoed in the radio-play’s titular galactic guidebook, where the words “Don’t Panic” are written in large, friendly letters on its cover. Taking its title from said survival strategy, Creamcake’s eponymous group exhibition is its own appeal to stay calm and carry on in the face of seemingly insurmountable global issues, and their unfathomable networks of cause and effect. 3hd 2022: “Life, the Universe, and Everything” invites six artists whose works respond to contemporary cosmologies, and present an expanded glance into notions of worldbuilding, through the spaces we inhabit, terrestrial limits, and outer bounds. Crossing sculpture, installation, and video, the works in the “Don’t Panic” exhibition investigate notions of the post-human, spirituality, machine learning and space colonization, as well as ecological complexity right here on Earth. Each artist applies a sometimes archaeological, sometimes poetic lens to their contributions, materializing their terrestrial and extra-terrestrial perspective through complex forms that reflect on the multidimensionality of not only the Self, but the very fabric of reality in which it exists.