Brain Melt: the wave function collapse

in the spaces between the waves we invent notions of time

According to quantum physics a particle exists as a wave throughout the universe but when it is observed and enters our consciousness it becomes a measurable particle, with the aid of scientific instruments, this is known as ‘wave function collapse’. A wave is converted by our mind from a probability to something with structure and locality. Therefore consciousness plays a fundamental part in the structure of the universe, it implies that the universe can only exist, or come into being, if it is observed (this interpretation is also known as Quantum Bayesianism). This kinetic sculpture is less an illustration but more a meditation on the fact.

brass, copper, steel, ferrofluid, magnets, chain, bell, motor (90cm wide x 50cm high x 30cm deep), 2020