How to entangle the universe in a spider/web?

 

 

 

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How to entangle the universe in a spider/web?

How to entangle the universe in a spider/web?, 2018
Laser, spider silk, carbon fibre.


2018, Palais de Tokyo, Paris · Curated by Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel

The cosmic web is a vibrant superorganism — its filamentary networks of assembling dark matter providing the mesh on which the large-scale structure of the universe is composed.

Ordinary matter is gravitationally attracted to the densest parts of the cosmic web, and there galaxies and clusters of galaxies are formed, leaving large, relatively empty voids. Some scientists observed that complex, three-dimensional spider/webs resemble computer simulations of the cosmic web. Building on this analogy, Tomás Saraceno invented, for the first time, an original technique for 3D scanning, digitizing and reconstructing spider/webs. In this installation, a laser sheet bi-dimensionally intersects the spider/web. The visual vibratory signals of the laser reveal the hidden architectural entanglements woven by the spider. Maybe spiders, whose vibratory sensitivities are far more developed than those of humans, can already perceive dark matter, building their complex mazes according to its invisible score.


 

 

 

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