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O'Beirn, Aisling (2007) Dark Matter. Poznań, Poland. [Exhibition]

[img]Image (JPEG) (Dark Matter installation shot Third Space) - Cover Image
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[img]Image (JPEG) (Model of Dark Matter)
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[img]Image (JPEG) (Dark Matter drawing)
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[img]Image (JPEG) (drawing detail)
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URL: http://www.aislingobeirn.com/darkmatter.htm

Abstract

Approximately 90% of the Universe’s matter remains as yet undetected, physicists speculate that this undetectable matter, which they labelled ‘dark matter’ as it does not emit light, must exist in order to account for the universe’s current structure. The distribution of this ‘dark matter’ in the universe was recently depicted in a 3D computer model. At the same time approximately 40,000 tons of space junk orbit the earth, left over from rocket launches and space missions over the last 50 years. This matter is constantly monitored by scientists as the re entry of any of these particles into earth’s atmosphere could have catastrophic consequences. Like the speculations over ‘dark matter’, and the concerns over space debris this drawing installation attempts to present a series of theoretical but narrative spaces that convey the humour and irony of such scientific investigations into space.

Item Type:Exhibition
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > Belfast School of Art
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute
Art and Design Research Institute > Space and Place
Location:Poznań, Poland
Date:September 2007
ID Code:2611
Deposited By:Ms Aisling O'Beirn
Deposited On:10 Feb 2010 16:39
Last Modified:23 Apr 2013 09:53

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