Particles (Big Bang)

HEAD, Geneva
The term Big Bang, describing the theory of how space was created, was introduced by Fred Hoyle – a follower of the steady-state theory – to characterize a new theory he disliked and did not believe in. In order for the theory of the Big Bang to work, the physic laws that are known on earth would have to be applicable to the whole universe, and yet today we know from Quantum Physics that not all things obey our known physic laws. So yet again, we might be at a turning point where new theories have to be made and a new view on the world has to replace the old. In the time of the capitalocene, our dealing with material goods has to drastically change. There is a need for change of values: ideas, time, equality and freedom should take the place of material wealth as the most valued things. Only by changing the way we look at and deal with our surroundings can we change the great problems of our time. The photographs and objects work like doors to different ideas, evoking moments of wonder and curiosity: When we see a stone float- ing on a photograph of a sparkling water surface, our conditioning tells us that this cannot be real, and yet, wouldn’t it be wonderful if it could? The installation talks about photography in time and space: A photograph titled explosiòn, showing palm trees, plays with our notion of time: We know that a plant grows very slowly, and yet the sensation evoked by the photograph is one of an explosion, just like fireworks. The works dare us to question our current world view and open up to different and playful way of looking at and dealing with our surroundings.