Category Archives: physics

a sense of lawfulness

a dialogue between art and physics

invited artist / scientist for a public conversation with Cyrilla Mozenter, at the Artist Talk for her solo exhibition “the failed utopian and Other Stories” @ Five Myles Gallery, New York

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A conversation about the correspondence that arises between some theories and laws of physics, some mathematical and geometrical problems— and Cyrilla Mozenter’s work.  The squaring of the circle manifested in a subtle bump on a felt panel, the way in which geometry becomes alive in the multidimensional spaces created by cutting and hand stitching felt, and the energy of the quantum vacuum state in the marks of a drawing become stories to share with a live audience. The sense of inevitability and lawfulness that permeates the world of dynamics and differential geometry applied to physics finds a counterpart in the artwork and its making.