Quantum Confusion: An Installation by Denise Stewart Sanabria

“There have been many theories given to the existence of many, or parallel worlds, both in the disciplines of Quantum Physics and Metaphysics. They range from solid research that can deliver actual theory-proving data, to the more esoteric work of Lewis and Kripke, which has a tendency to sound like the conversation of a couple of 1960′s era grad students on acid. Popular media occasionally tries to produce tries own version of these theories, from an episode of “Lost in Space” that scared the pants off me when I was a kid by showing characters on the program walking into another world through a special mirror portal, to the contemporary and excellent Fox network series “Fringe“. Whether any parts of these theories eventually prove to be true remains to be seen, but with further developments in the world of Quantum Phhysics, we are constantly reminded that the more we discover, the less we know.

My own installation plays with the portal idea, using Plexiglas (instead of a mirror). The Physicist, with her pencil and clipboard, is the only alert presence, as the other participants complacently participate in something they haven’t figured out yet.”

– Denise Stewart Sanabria

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