Experience & Learning
The Arts Catalyst
50-54 Clerkenwell Road
London EC1M 5PS
12noon to 8pm
Book sale and videos from 12noon
The Quantum Parallelograph from 2.30pm
Drinks from 5pm
The Arts Catalyst is opening for a special day along with other contemporary art venues and galleries in Clerkenwell and King’s Cross on Saturday 18 May 2013.
This is an opportunity for visitors to come and find out more about what we do, see videos documenting our past projects – like Simon Faithfull’s Escape Vehicle No 6 commissioned by The Arts Catalyst for the first Artists Airshow in 2004; Tomas Saraceno’s Poetic Cosmos of the Breath which we commissioned for the second Artists Airshow in 2007; Rachel Mayeri’s Primate Cinema: Apes as Family exhibited in Edinburgh Art Festival 2011, Attention Weightlessness a documentary drawing together footage from our research expeditions between 2000 and 2003, taking artists, dancers, film-makers and scientists into weightlessness, Critical Art Ensemble’s Genterra 2002, Brandon Ballengée’s Malamp UK (2010 edit) and more.
Patrick Stevenson-Keating will be demonstrating The Quantum Parallelograph enabling participating visitors to explore their parallel identities in work that examines the scientific and philosophical ideas surrounding the theory of quantum physics and multiple universes.
The Quantum Parallelograph simulates the experience of users being able to glimpse into their “parallel lives” – to observe their alternate realities. Designer, Patrick Stevenson-Keating uses this device to explore the ways emerging technologies interface with the environment and everyday life. His Quantum Parallelograph project investigates ideas about the Multiverse and suggestions that when a photon of light appears to pass through its double slits, a connection is made across universes, and the photon interacts with its parallel version.
Browse and buy The Arts Catalyst books and artists' maps at a one-day sale price of £5 (while stocks last). See bookshop.
The day will also provide a chance to learn more about The Arts Catalyst’s programme in this our twentieth year and to see Ele Carpenter's display of uranium glass, which was part of her Nuclear Culture project Singularly Assured Destruction: A laboratory for measuring the variable risk perception of radioactivity.