Cristina Fiordimela, Freddy Paul Grunert, Fabrizio Tamburini, Uwe Wössner | Germany SYMMETRIES OF LIGHT

Want to create your own perfect universe? Does light have a consciousness?

We cannot perceive electric and magnetic fields directly except through visible light. Using the precision of Maxwell’s equations and 85600 numerical simulations of the patterns of electromagnetics, SoL allows us to visualise a universe created through our own manipulation of space and time. The hidden symmetries of electromagnetic fields become an ever-changing artwork that allow us to reflect on our place within the universe and the influence we have on it. In exploring the balance between the ‘perfect’ symmetry and ‘imperfect’ asymmetry within our universe, particles become distinct from one another as their forces become stronger or weaker, resulting in the diversity we see in the world today.

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The Artist: Cristina Fiordimela

Cristina Fiordimela is Visiting Professor of Interior and Exhibition Design at the Architecture University of the Politecnico di Milano. A member of the International Council of Museums, and the Ordine Degli Architetti di Milano, Cristina was awarded a PhD in Interior Architecture and Exhibition Design in 2008 at the Politecnico di Milano. A regular contributor to publications such as Domus, Arbitare and Babylon City of Dreams, Cristina has published two books, The Concept of Relational Museum from Andrea Emiliani (2016) and “Interiors of monasteries” (2013).

The Artist: Freddy Paul Grunert

Freddy Paul Grunert is an artist and associate curator at the ZKM, Centre for Art and Media, a research centre and museum that specialises in the study of information technology and its social and cultural repercussions. Practicing since the mid-1980s, he has contributed as an artist and curator to film, art and new media festivals where he has launched a series of research projects into new media art and communication physics. His most recent research weaves new media and science with Meet the media guru (Milano 2015), Beyond Einstein’s Dream-Global 2015 ZKM, and new media art and militancy with Ceçi n’est pas une table, International Festival of Commons (Chieri 2015).

The Artist: Fabrizio Tamburini

Fabrizio Tamburini researches electromagnetic orbital angular momentum (OAM). His scientific and artistic contributions deal with topics such as OAM telecommunications, SR technology (»Super Resolution«), the OAM vortex strengths of rotating black holes and Axion as a representative of dark matter.

The Artist: Uwe Wössner

Uwe Wössner has PhD in mechanical Engineering from the University of Stuttgart and developed the virtual reality component of the extended version of Symmetries of Light. he is head of the visualization department at the high Performance computing center Stuttgart (hlrS).

12.09.2018 - 03.11.2018 Perfection

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