Without gravity, an elephant and mouse would have the exact same weight. The Biggest Loser would cease to exist and we'd probably all wind up like those blubber people in Wall-E. In fact, gravity is one of those barely considered things that just makes the earth work. If that isn't hefty inspiration for an art show, then we don't know what is.
In When Gravity Eludes Me, Doctor of Visual Arts candidate Brian Sanstrom uses poignant sculptural pieces to investigate the merging of institution with individual, and confront the mortality that comes from an efficient, organised system. Offering a testament to the natural human ageing process, his art explores the life-long struggle to assert independence, find a sense of self and understand our place in the world. Excuse the pun, but this is heavy stuff.
When Gravity Eludes Me runs from July 14 to August 2 at the Brisbane Powerhouse, with opening night celebrations taking place on July 21.