Theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking’s portrait is reproduced on commercial PVC, and affixed to the wall with a magnetized ping-pong apparatus – his eyes seemingly fixed on the space between the balls. Much of Hawking’s theoretical writing about black holes has been instrumental to Pozzi’s work for the past several years. Stephen Hawking Series draws our attention to a set of asymmetries. Known for his radical, progressive and dynamic thinking, Hawking is nevertheless rendered virtually motionless and wheelchair bound due to neural disease. The mind that theorized some of the most energetic entities in the universe also occupies an immobile body.


Hawking Radiation, Inkjet on PVC, anodized aluminium, ping pong balls, wire, neodymium magnets, 143×108 cm / Background image credit: Mackenzie