WAITING 4 ORACLE
Curated by Emanuele Catellani.
May 17 – June 30 – 2012 Fondazione Barriera.
Via Crescentino 25,10154 Turin.
Luca Pozzi experiences the exhibition space of Fondazione Barriera, linking materials and beliefs coming from different references and origins, from religion to science, from the art history to sports. The project “WAITING 4 ORACLE” is generated by the sum of the research conducted so far and the grammatical evolution hanging in it. Watershed between the first chapter of his practice, characterized by electromagnetic installations and a performative use of photography and and future projects currently invisible, are a series of videos made in 2011 in a extreme region of Washington states (USA) in which the artist draws a series of open air light drawings using an UV led on a phosphor screen of the size of a door, during the twilight time.
This particular experience has tried Pozzi to conceive an upgrade of this practice, namely the construction of a technological device capable of reproducing this analog process of drawing with light on phosphor by remotely, using, as dimensional bridge between spaces, the digital world of the Internet. This machine at the moment does not exist but his name will be ORACLE. Waiting for Oracle is an exhibition based on an a bet on the future. What we see instead is a reorganization of different works coming from different moments of the past: “Dragon’s Wings (2010)”, “Wall String # 06 (2012)”, “3D detail of Il Dono del Mantello (2008) “,” Spin Network (2010) “,” Dragon’s Eyes (2011)”.
To have a better understanding of the projects I suggest to study in deep the Wikipedia description below and trying to overlap intuitively what you know of art history:
Quantum entanglement is a physical phenomenon that occurs when pairs or groups of particles are generated or interact in ways such that the quantum state of each particle cannot be described independently — instead, a quantum state may be given for the system as a whole.
Measurements of physical properties such as position, momentum, spin, polarization, etc., performed on entangled particles are found to be appropriately correlated. For example, if a pair of particles is generated in such a way that their total spin is known to be zero, and one particle is found to have clockwise spin on a certain axis, then the spin of the other particle, measured on the same axis, will be found to be counterclockwise; because of the nature of quantum measurement. However, this behavior gives rise to paradoxical effects: any measurement of a property of a particle can be seen as acting on that particle (e.g., by collapsing a number of superposed states); and in the case of entangled particles, such action must be on the entangled system as a whole. It thus appears that one particle of an entangled pair “knows” what measurement has been performed on the other, and with what outcome, even though there is no known means for such information to be communicated between the particles, which at the time of measurement may be separated by arbitrarily large distances.
Such phenomena were the subject of a 1935 paper by Albert Einstein, Boris Podolsky, and Nathan Rosen, and several papers by Erwin Schrödinger shortly thereafter, describing what came to be known as the EPR paradox. Einstein and others considered such behavior to be impossible, as it violated the local realist view of causality (Einstein referring to it as “spooky action at a distance”) and argued that the accepted formulation of quantum mechanics must therefore be incomplete. Later, however, the counterintuitive predictions of quantum mechanics were verified experimentally. Experiments have been performed involving measuring the polarization or spin of entangled particles in different directions, which — by producing violations ofBell’s inequality — demonstrate statistically that the local realist view cannot be correct. This has been shown to occur even when the measurements are performed more quickly than light could travel between the sites of measurement: there is no lightspeedor slower influence that can pass between the entangled particles. Recent experiments have measured entangled particles within less than one one-hundredth of a percent of the travel time of light between them. According to the formalism of quantum theory, the effect of measurement happens instantly. It is not possible, however, to use this effect to transmit classical information at faster-than-light speeds (see Faster-than-light → Quantum mechanics).
Quantum entanglement is an area of extremely active research by the physics community, and its effects have been demonstrated experimentally with photons, electrons, molecules the size of buckyballs, and even small diamonds. Research is also focused on the utilization of entanglement effects in communication and computation.