‘… Covariance establishes Phelps’ work as being engaged with current critical and artistic practice from around the world. As research science uncovers ever more detail about the fundamental particles of life, there is a danger that it becomes distant from the wider public. We all need systems to understand the world, and artists of Lyndall Phelps’ power and rigour to provoke us with their vision.’

Extract from Covariance: a collaboration about everything, by Tom Freshwater, Contemporary Art Programme Manager, National Trust