Marijke van Warmerdam

Another image for HTV83 could be the "pancake moon" (not the real title) by Marijke van Warmerdam.

First Light - Huis Marseille

A selection of images from the First Light exhibition at Huis Marseille, Keizersgracht 401, Amsterdam.




Contemporary cosmoligical topic, the search for life. Through both the material and the subjects the artist makes a reflection on us human beings as a carbon based lifeform.

Brahms Galaxy - Monica Hernandez

Video projections that formed the stage for a recital by Christiane Stotijn. Performed in the Munt in Brussels in 2009

submit by Daan Noppen

Luca Montabone - Scientist

dynamics offluids and turbulence...the picture I sent to you was an experiment on trapping of material inside (quite large, ~1m diameter) vortices in a huge rotating tank (14m diameter). I then moved to apply ideas of fluid dynamics to atmospheres, Mars' atmophere in particular. At the moment, I study Martian dust storms and other planetary atmosphere phenomena, such as polar vortices. I always try to come back to the lab when I can, I've just finished a lab campaign a few weeks ago on producing "polar vortices" in the same 14-m rotating tank I told you above, and studying instabilities and coherent vortices which form under particular conditions.

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Irene van de Mheen

Artist working with Geometric shapes
Submit by Karin Bos

Hypervoids - Daan Noppen

We project our dreams in our minds, like a virtual space. These spaces become part of our reality. We will act upon them as a reality as if it were physically in front of us. We somehow put these projections in front of us, in another timespan, they exist in the future.
These spaces have a utopian character that creates a virtuality that radiates an atmospherless hyperspace. The space however is displaced from the observers gaze outside the object (the individual) and the city itself for it exist in another dimension of time.

This existence of the displaced space of the contemporary man is a flux of fullness and emptyness. It escapes the reality of the present but puts the image of the future in front of him. He cannot reach it.
The paradox of the fullness versus the emptyness draws the projection into its shape.

In my work I visualize these hyperspaces in the language of architecture. The 4th dimension of time is visualised in the constructing and deconstructing of the hyperspace.


Simon Faithfull

Submit by Karin Bos


Elias Tieleman (orgacom.nl)
Johannes Sterk (johannessterk.com)
Cocky Eek (fo.am)
Theun Karelse (fo.am)

Background on issue 83

The unified world of cosmology and quantum physics

The discovery of the ‘intervention of consciousness’ in the world of matter, half a century ago, left the scientific world with a large void. The world of physics found itself in an impossible position. An empirical science, meaning a science relying on evidence derived from observation or experiment, found itself with it’s back against the wall. If we talk about the world of consciousness we deal with psychology and philosophy rather than science. The best proven theory thus far seemed without any consciousness itself for it called the ‘interpretation of Copenhagen’1 to life. Or more specifically Niels Borh, one the grandfather of quantum physics did, ‘the ghost in the closet’. Our everyday world is surrounded with things based on quantum physics, that goes for the products we make and how we make them. We seem to be doing fine without the world of consciousness, or are we not.

The unified theory suggest 1 world of understanding in both energy and matter, who are indeed one and the same. We have been in search for it over 50 years no. To simply explain, we have a macro world of big things like planets, stars, galaxies and gas clouds and a micro world of atoms, quarks and electrons. The big world life by the rules of symmetry and perfection in terms of time space, the micro world however is total chaos. This led to a long lasting fight between Einstein and Bohr2. Einstein noted understandably ‘How can it be that large things that are made of the same material like small things but do not live by the same rules?

Scientist, apart from some brave man like Penrose 3, stop in front of the wall. They cannot deal with transform or adjust. I believe the next step we have to take is for physics to embrace the consciousness part. Embrace psychology, philosophy and neuroscience and other sciences. We have to rediscover alchemy, a unified science and science beyond, but we do it with a filled rucksack.

Where is the artist in this

The artist here has the ability to put one step in the world of science and suggest possibilities. To take the spot of the scientist that stops in front of the wall and emphasize the impact and possibilities of the physical world around us.

We are currently living in the golden age of the cosmology. Last year two important satellites have been launched that will map our galaxy in the next 5 to 10 years . Meaning telling us how many stars we have in our galaxy including their planets and constituents. We will know if there are other earthlike planets and if they harbor life, including intelligent life. We will know if we are really alone or not! This may still sound like science fiction to you, but it is slowly becoming a everyday reality. I personally am not mind boggled by concepts like this. It is rather that the more we find out the less we know indeed. And more importantly the less we understand. Maybe it is not about what we cannot discover but what we cannot understand. Take for example the concept of the growing of our universe. It grows at an ever accelerating rate and not from one point but from all points at the same time. To understand this in a 2D model take a balloon. The balloon has buttons stuck on it surface. These buttons are placed from each other with exactly the same distances. When you blow up the balloon you can understand that these distances grow between all buttons at the same time with the same speed. Now try to understand this concept in a 3d model! Very hard to picture.. So maybe our real wall is not the limit of our will or possibilities to change but simply the limit of our brain, of our understanding? Are there other ways of understanding we can find. Maybe a role for the artist to ask questions here?

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2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bohr–Einstein_debates