“The nature of light is a subject of no material importance to the concerns of life or to the practice of the arts, but it is in many other respects extremely interesting.”   –Thomas Young

 

 Thomas Young’s 19th century double slit experiment demonstrated light behaving as waves, paving the way towards quantum mechanics.  Modern science describes reality of the incredibly small is determined through probabilistic outcome –individual subatomic particles and packets of energy have no definite location but a distribution of possibilities over time.  The counter-intuitive nature of the fundamental aspects of our perception led to theories such as Hugh Everett’s Many Worlds Interpretation that questions reality itself. 

I recreated Thomas Young’s experiment into a homemade camera, recording my results directly to an instant picture format.  I simplify our perceived landscape to light and time.