This piece is subtle. The video represents cosmic events in The Cloud Chamber, a sculpture, detector and imager of cosmic rays made with the Dept. of Physics & Astronomy. There is no sound. By faithfully reproducing the conditions of uncertainty defining a quantum state, I create a space that people can enter easily. Perceptions shift. At first the image looks familiar, like weather. Contrails are random. They appear out of nowhere, some are fleeting; others are straight and very bright. There is no beginning, middle or end. The piece is consistent with itself. Eventually, what is tiny becomes vast: a universe in miniature.
“I was mesmerized by Contrails, experiencing a remarkable elasticity of scale, both spatially and temporally. It demands a large, immersive showing.” Elliott Maltby, architect, NYC