Join us to celebrate the material investigations and outcomes of Peta Jacobs’ PhD research into the quantum nature of light.
The playful, illusory artworks and installations in Quantum Light – Beyond a Crisis of Perception are the material investigations and outcomes of Peta Jacobs’ PhD research into the quantum nature of light.
The science of quantum light questions our perceptions of reality. The origins of quantum physics centres on the two-slit experiments which ask if a photon is a particle or a wave, or indeed both at the same time, questioning dualities. They point to the interconnectedness of everything in the universe and highlight issues of uncertainty and indeterminacy, challenging the validity of a fixed point of view.
Applied 'textile thinking' underpins the PhD research (Peta earned a BA and MA in Textiles from UCA). Textile thinking was employed to examine the many difficult themes that arose from the exploration of quantum light. It is a non-linear 'soft' logic which offers processes of thinking-through-making as well as providing many useful metaphors, such as, folding, braiding and weaving. Multiple elements are woven or folded together simultaneously to reside coherently within the physicality of abstract, mixed-media artworks.
Preview: Thursday 8 December 4-7pm. To book click here.
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8 December 2022 - 8 December 2022
17:00 - 19:00 (GMT)
James Hockey Gallery, UCA Farnham, Falkner Road, Surrey GU9 7DS