An opening towards the infinite where time ends. In the middle of OUR OWN GALAXY – the rotating MILKY WAY hides a black hole.
The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics was jointly awarded Roger Penrose for his discovery of the general theory of relativity, which foresees the existence of black holes, and Andrea Ghez and Reinhard Genzel for their discovery of the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way.
“At the horizon, time takes the place of space and only points forward, the flow of time carries everything and everyone toward a singularity deep inside the black hole where the density is infinite and time ends.”
Science turns to poetry to put its discoveries into words. Where the density is infinite and where time ends. It is fantastic, highly abstract and pure poetry. Science and art coming together.
With the work SKYVIEW I want to remind us of our own earth’s smallness and fragility in the great and infinite universe.
With 1800 shining globes across 30 wires above Sergels torg, we create a connection to the starry sky we rarely see from the center of Stockholm. The globes are controlled individually and are programmed in a sequence intended to remind us of our own galaxy, the Milky Way and its black holes.