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Entanglement

Subsculpture 6
Entanglement is an interactive installation that consists of two identical neon signs each measuring 182 x 38 cm. The signs simply say the word "Entanglement" a term used in quantum physics to describe the strange property exhibited by two particles that behave as one. The two signs are to be placed in two separate rooms, even if they are in different cities. Under each sign there is a normal light switch that turns it on and off. However, the light switches are also linked through two computers connected to the Internet. In this way the neon signs automatically write email to each other so that they are both either ON or OFF and never independent. This means that for example, the neon will turn ON at a strange time, as someone on the other side of the world just switched his or her copy of the entangled pair ON.
Name in spanish: Entrelazamiento
Year of Creation: 2005
Technique: 2 Neon signs, 2 light switches, 2 computers connected to the Internet
Dimensions: 183 x 38 centimeters (72 x 14,75 inches)
Edition: 5 copies + 1 AP
Keywords: indoor, interactive, lights, networked.
Collections: Jonathon Carroll Collection (NYC) and private collectors
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2006 - Volta, Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Basel, Switzerland
2005 - Antimodular Research
2005 - Dataspace, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City, México

Exhibitions

  • Haunch of Venison, New York City, New York, United States, 2008.
  • Volta, Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Basel, Switzerland, 2006.
  • ARCO '06, bitforms gallery, Madrid, Spain, 2006.
  • Art Basel Miami Beach, Galería OMR, Miami, Florida, United States, 2005.
  • Subsculptures, Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Genève, Switzerland, 2005 - 2006.
  • Dataspace, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City, México, 2005.

Credits

  • Rafael Lozano-Hemmer - concept, direction
  • Conroy Badger - programming
  • Guy Bärtschi - production support
  • Natalie Bouchard - production support

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