Lee Hunter’s multidisciplinary practice explores our relationship with nature, and the narrowing gap between apocalyptic fiction and the reality of climate change. Hunter is interested in creating new worlds from our existing world, mining humans’ ability to think about the future, and using imagination to explore new worlds. Disinterested in utopia or dystopia, Hunter instead focus on how speculative fabulation can critique the society we live in and create space for dreaming new, viable futures.
Set in the near future, Hunter’s Cosmogenesis is an ongoing world-building project told through the perspective of an archivist making her way through the ephemera and material culture of legendary twenty-first century transdimensional travel cults. The archive comprises photographs, videos, sculptures, and found objects, each part of coded systems that reveal secret methods of travel through parallel universes.
Image: Lee Hunter, Bismuth; teaching sample; from TLC Archive; E00032, 2018; digital C-print; 8 x 12 in. Courtesy of the artist.