Adriane Hayward uses photography and assemblage to create works that examine the uneasy relationship between culture and nature. She is interested dystopia, science, environment and consumer excess. 'In the end' is an investigation into the microbiological world of fictitious diseases created in literature in the last 100 years.
Since the beginning of history speculation about what could bring about end of the world has fascinated humankind. Pandemic super viruses and incurable diseases are rife in apocalyptic fiction. From the fabrications of Stephen King to Edgar Allan Poe; Hayward's constructed photographs bring these imagined apocalyptic epidemics into reality. 'In the end' explores our compulsion to understand the end of the world, and our deep fear of the unknown.