After participating in Smitha Vishveshwara‘s Where the Arts Meet Physics course for the past two spring semesters, the two are teaming up with Kirstie Simson (Dance) to create a new multi-media, interdisciplinary piece about the quantum world. Stay tuned for updates as Latrelle will be documenting the process.
Guided by Sapienza, the spirit of knowledge, two voyagers enter the microscopic realm of atomic landscapes and quantum conundrums to discover a magnificent and baffling world foreign to every day human experience. As in epics and fairy tales – say, the Metamorphosis or the Nutcracker, the voyagers explore land after land, each tickling the viewer’s imagination and, unlike fairy tales, offering glimpses of a world we believe actually resides around us. The trio confront terrifying prospects of being Dead and Alive at once, encounter electrons acting as waves, are pelleted by photons, glide through diaphanous orbitals of atoms, process in Magnetic Resonant Imaging machines, levitate above superconducting surfaces, and navigate disordered quantum terrains within complex materials. The two voyagers emerge awakened to the miniscule scapes within us and the affirmation that things are never what they seem.