Lucy Meyle and Ziggy Lever
13 January – 5th February 2022

Curving over hard and hidden-into, the whorled structure of a snail’s shell suggests an infinite deepening of time as it turns inwards again and again in a vertigo spiral. In our writing and research about the snail, we came to think about how texts and images can become tied to one another across time, and how these ties create slippery trails between ideas. This installation proposes to meet the snail in a field of open query, where ideas and thoughts connect indirectly via shimmering trails of meaning that spiral in and out of the installation.

Fresco (c.1343-1344) depicting a vivarium. Located in the Chambre du Cerf at the Palais des Papes, Avignon, France.