Project “Cosmic Dust”, 2010/11

“Cosmic Dust” is an installative work created with digital media. It encompasses sculpture, paintings and film. All three parts were first virtually created on the computer and then materially realized in the three different techniques.

Thanks to the complementarity of film, sculpture and image, the idea can be perceived as an interrelated whole. The animated film is a flow of shifting forms and the sculptures are static moments of animated forms while the images consist of colorful atmospheric sceneries.

“Cosmic Dust” grapples with philosophical questions emanating from new research findings in the natural sciences. In particular, quantum physics and cosmology essentially research what lies beyond with the goal of fathoming the constitution of matter and the origin of the universe.

In the modern quantum universe, there are no longer any fixed bodies, but instead, elementary particles consisting of vibrating energy fields. Things form a cosmic carpet, made up of million-year-old stardust, while matter is in a state of constant metamorphosis. The boundaries between material and immaterial reality, between matter and spirit are blurred.

Text: Maya Vonmoos

Title: Cosmic Dust
Year: 2010
Length: 1:30 min.
Technique: computer-generated in 3D, no sound, 16:9 PAL
Edition of 5