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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, 23:28 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.


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Principal supervisor

Rodney Forbes

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Gippsland Centre for Art and Design


Master of Fine Arts

Degree Type



Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture