These works are part of an ongoing inquiry linking poetics and ontology with material research. The starting points in this instance - the intelligence of water, and the idea of various states of being as novel experiences of time.

Tarik Ahlip is an artist practicing and living on Dharug land. He has a background as a practicing architect, and concerns related to civic ideals and socialised relations with the natural world remain dominant in his current practice. While his practice focuses on sculptural form, language and poetics are both the origin and engine of these explorations.

He is currently making new works for 20:20 and the CreateNSW and Artspace Visual Arts Fellowship, as well as a short film for a West Space solo commission due to open in July 2021, based on a short piece of verse called 'slake’.