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Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. - a practice based investigation

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posted on 21.11.2019 by Lorraine Marchioro
This exegesis is an attempt to explore how the quantum theory of the observer effect and quantum mechanical models of reality (for example wave/particle duality) can be used as inspiration for the construction of sculpture. After briefly summarizing the observer effect and quantum physics, I discuss how artists have been influenced by science, in particular quantum physics to create work which challenge our view of the world. I look at how the act of perception is a subjective experience and go on to discuss my own experiments in sculpture, using the concept of the observer effect as a conceptual paradigm.

History

Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Rodney Forbes

Year of Award

2017

Department, School or Centre

Gippsland Centre for Art and Design

Course

Master of Fine Arts

Degree Type

RESEARCH_MASTERS

Faculty

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

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