17 november 2023 16:00 t/m 10 januari 2024 23:59 - Locatie: TU Delft Library, Main Hall | Zet in mijn agenda
This exhibition emerged from many inquiries and experiments.
First, through the lenses of QuTech physicists, plunge into the new quantum nanoworld. Then the imaging lens is removed entirely for a series of photochemical lasergrams, cameraless exposures of microscopic landscapes illuminated by lasers.
For the centerpiece of this exhibition, PhD students from QuTech - Laurens Feije and Gerben Timmer - collaborated with artists Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand to create a series of lasergrams using quantum materials. As the lasergrams depict, a focused laser beam can generate large projections that barely lose any sharpness, creating mind-boggling scales of magnification and unusual interactions between light and matter.
The exhibition is located in the Library Main Hall and is free to visit during Library opening hours.
Dmitry Gelfand (1974) and Evelina Domnitch (1972) create multi-sensory installations and performances that merge physics, chemistry and computer science with uncanny philosophical practices. Investigating questions of perception and perpetuity, their artworks exist as ever-transforming phenomena offered for observation. Because these exotic physical phenomena take place directly in front of the observer without being intermediated, they serve to vastly extend the sensory threshold. The immediacy of this experience allows the observer to transcend the illusory distinction between scientific discovery and perceptual expansion.
The duo’s practice has emerged through collaborations with pioneering research groups, including LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory), EU Quantum Flagship, and Aerospace Engineering (TU Delft). They are recipients of the Witteveen+Bos Award (2019), Meru Art*Science Award (2018), Japan Media Arts Excellence Prize (2007) and five Ars Electronica Honorary Mentions (2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2017). Domnitch and Gelfand have exhibited at Marten-Gropius-Bau (Berlin), the Venice Biennial, MAXXI Museum of 21st Century Art (Rome), Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art (Helsinki) and the National Museum of Modern Art (Tokyo).