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“I WISH I WAS STILL AN ATHEIST. BELIEVING I WAS BORN INTO A HARSH, UNCARING COSMOS – IN WHICH MY EXISTENCE WAS A RANDOM ROLL OF THE DICE AND I WAS DESTINED TO DIE AND ROT AND THEN BE GONE FOREVER – WAS INFINITELY MORE COMFORTING THAN THE T R U T H. BECAUSE THE T R U T H IS THAT MY GOD IS COMING BACK. WHEN HE ARRIVES I’LL BE WAITING FOR HIM WITH A SHOTGUN. AND I’M KEEPING THE LAST SHELL FOR MYSELF.” — CHARLES STROSS, THE FULLER MEMORANDUM


IN ABOUT 5BILLION YEARS OR SO, THE SUN WILL BEGIN TO RUN LOW ON ITS HYDROGEN FUEL; THE SOLAR REACTION WILL BEGIN TO WEAKEN. THE "BALANCE" WILL FAIL. THE GRAVITY OF THE SUN WILL CAUSE IT TO SHRINK - A LITTLE! BUT THE COMPRESSION CAUSED BY GRAVITY WILL INCREASE THE PRESSURE AND TEMPERATURE IN THE SUN'S CORE, AND AT SOME POINT THE PRESSURE WILL BE HIGH ENOUGH TO BEGIN FUSING THE PLENTIFUL HELIUM INTO OXYGEN AND CARBON - RE-IGNITING THE SUN'S FIRE AND CAUSING IT TO SWELL TO 50 OR MORE TIMES ITS SIZE. THIS WILL BE THE "RED GIANT" PHASE OF THE SUN'S FINAL LIFE, AND WILL INCINERATE ALL OF THE INNER PLANETS.


THE SUN'S MASS GENERATES A VERY STRONG GRAVITATIONAL FIELD, WHICH TRIES TO CRUSH THE SUN INTO A TINY D O T OF MATTER.


SO EQUILIBRIUM IS THE BALANCE

THE BETWEEN THRUST

THE

OUTWARD OF

THE SUN'S ENERGY BALANCED WITH THE ATTRACTIVE GRAVITY OF ITS MASS, LIKE A FIRECRACKER WRAPPED WITH RUBBER BANDS. IF THE SOLAR REACTION WERE TO GET MORE INTENSE, IT WOULD CAUSE THE SUN TO EXPAND; IF THE SOLAR REACTION WERE TO WEAKEN, IT WOULD CAUSE THE SUN TO

CONTRACT.


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110328A

Cyanotype Print and Ink on Latex and Canvas 58 x 70 cm / 22.8" x 27.5" / Berlin, 2013


SOLSTICES Cyanotype Print and Ink on Paper 70 x 100 cm each / 27.5" x 39.3" each / Berlin, 2013


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PHYSICS, R E D S H I F T HAPPENS WHEN LIGHT OR OTHER ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION FROM AN OBJECT MOVING AWAY FROM THE OBSERVER IS IN CREA S ED IN WAVELENGTH, OR SHIFTED TO THE RED END OF THE SPECTRUM. IN GENERAL, WHETHER OR NOT THE RADIATION IS WITHIN THE VISIBLE SPECTRUM, " REDDER" MEANS AN INCREASE IN WAVELENGTH – EQUIVALENT TO A LOWER FREQUENCY AND A LOWER P HOTON ENERGY, IN ACCORDANCE WITH, RESPEC TIVELY, THE WAVE AND QUANTUM THEORIES O F L I G H T .


YSVYPTTSIAY Mixed-Media Site-Specific Installation / 15m² / 161 ft² / Garage Art, Artist-in-Residency Program / Berlin, 2012


A LOVE SONG TO THE LAWS OF THERMODYNAMICS, AS WELL AS TO A CREATION BREATHING ITS LAST BREATHS, REFERENCING THE RAPID CHANGING THE CITY IS UNDERGOING. SIGNIFYING A FATAL INJURY, AN APPROACH TO A HALT IN THE SYSTEM’S FUNCTION, THE SPACE IS ANIMATED THROUGH ITS LAST DAYS AMONG THE LIVING, TOUCHING NOT ONLY ON THE NOTION OF THE SPACE AS A VESSEL VERY SIMILAR TO OUR OWN BODIES, AND IT BEING MERELY A PHASE IN THE METAMORPHOSIS OF MATTER, BUT ALSO ON ITS EXISTENTIAL FRAILTY AND ON THE FACT THAT ALL THINGS MUST COME TO AN END. THIS PIECE IS THE OUTCOME OF A ONE-MONTH ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCY PROGRAM WHICH AIMED AT BRINGING NEW LIFE TO A TRUE GDR RELIC OF A FORMER CAR REPAIR SHOP IN AN INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX WHICH IS SCHEDULED TO BY DEMOLISHED IN 2013.


REDSHIFT Polyptych in 9 Panels / 250 x 340 cm / 70 x 100 cm each / 98.4" x 133.8" / 27.5" x 39.3" each / Acrylic and Latex on Paper / Berlin, 2012


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BY APPLYING THE PAPER PANELS ONTO THE YSVYPTTSIAY EXHIBITION SPACE THE TRAJECTORY AND TRACES OF THE BLEEDING THAT TOOK PLACE WERE CAPTURED / FROZEN. THE BLACK BARS ARE MODELLED ACCURATELY AFTER THE RATIO OF THE SPHERES SURROUNDING A BLACK HOLE. IN THIS FOLLOW-UP EXPLORATION I CONTEMPLATE THE NOTION OF OBJECTS ARRIVING TO AN END AND THE EXHAUSTION OF THEIR PHYSICAL ENERGY BASED ON THE ASTROPHYSICAL APPLICATION OF THE DOPPLER EFFECT REDSHIFT.


RIDING ON THE EXPANSION OF THE UNIVERSE, THE WAVES OF THE BIG BANG THAT IS THE ULTIMATE INCEPTION, LIGHT IS MAKING ITS WAY TERRAWARD. FROM THE ABSOLUTE POINT OF SINGULARITY, THROUGH MYRIAD INTERGALACTIC PATHS AND TIME-SPANS NO SENTIENT I KNOW CAN GRASP, IT HITS OUR TRANSLATION APPARATI, AND THEN WE SEE IT. WHEN IT'S NOT VISIBLE WE ASSIGN COLOR TO IT, AND SOMETIMES WE CAN'T EVEN SEE IT AT ALL DESPITE OUR BEST SCIENTIFIC EFFORTS. WE SIGHT HOWEVER A RAGING PERIPHERY ENCIRCLING NOTHINGS. CELESTIAL OBJECTS


COERCED INTO A CHOREOGRAPHY THAT RIPS THEM FROM THEIR POSTS AND DISRUPTS ALL GRAVITATIONAL EQUILIBRIUM IN THEIR SYSTEMS, THROWING THEM IN AND OUT OF IT AND ONTO EACH OTHER, DRAGGING THEM BY THEIR LOOSE THREADS, UNRAVELING THEM AS IF THEY WERE RAVELLED TO BEGIN WITH. THIS ABYSS IS A VIOLENT RELIC OF A ONCE GREAT EMPIRE OF SOMETHING THAT HAS TURNED INTO A ROARING NOTHING, BRINGING AN END TO THE TRAVELS OF WAVES AND PARTICLES THAT WE COULD HAVE SEEN, BUT ARE NOW CRUNCHED INTO A SINGLE POINT OF INFINITY.


THE BIG RIP 70 x 100 cm / 39.3” x 27.5” / Cyanotype Prints on Latex / Berlin, 2013


EXOXE Polyptych in 9 panels / 51 x 72 cm / 17 x 24 cm each / 20” x 28.3” / 6.6” x 9.3” each / Cyanotype, Ink and Acrylic on Paper / Berlin, 2013


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PLANETS OUR STEM

SOLAR SY IMPLODED ACCORDING TO THEIR BRIGHTNESS AND DARKNESS VALUES INTO A SINGLE S P H E R E


VOE II Triptych / 100 x 210 cm / 100 x 70 cm each / 39.3" x 82.6" / 39.3" x 27.5" each / Rice Flour on Silk-Screen Prints on Paper / Berlin, 2012


HOLEGATE Combined Techniques / Quadtych 100 x 120 cm / 50 x 60 cm each / Quadtych 39.3” x 47.2” / 19.6” x 23.6” each / Cyanotype, Ink and Acrylic on Paper / Berlin, 2013


AROUND 6 MILLION YEARS AGO, T HE M E D I T E R R A N E A N SEA BECAME SEPARATED FROM THE ATLANTIC. CUT OFF FROM THE WORLD’S OCEANS, IT BEGAN TO EVAPORATE. AROUND 5.3 MILLION YEARS AGO THE ATLANTIC BREACHED THE STRAIGHT OF GIB R A L TAR. THIS WAS THE BEGINNING OF WHAT HAS BEEN TERMED THE ZANCLEAN FLOOD.


SCIENTISTS THINK THAT THE ENTIRE OCEAN WAS REFILLED IN ONLY ABOUT 40 YEARS, (!!!) WITH THE MAJORITY OF THE REFILLING OCCURRING IN JUST A DECADE. THE EVENT ALSO LEFT ITS MARK ON E V O L U T I O N . MANY AFRICAN SPECIES MIGRATED INTO THE FORMER SEABED.


5.332 - 7.246 Polyptych in 64 parts / 336 x 84 cm / 118.8 x 84 cm each part / 132.2" x 33" / 46.4" x 33" each part / Cyanotype and Acrylic on Paper / Israel, 2013


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ROOMWORKS Combined Techniques on Paper / Israel, 2013


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Combined Techniques / Ink, Lacquer and Acrylic on Paper / 50 x 34 cm / 19.6" x 13.3" / 2013


No.2

Combined Techniques / Cyanotype, Ink and Acrylic on Paper / 29.7 x 21 cm / 11.6" x 8.2" / 2013


No.3

Combined Techniques / Cyanotype, Ink and Acrylic on Paper / 29.7 x 21 cm / 11.6" x 8.2" / 2013


No.4

Combined Techniques / Ink on Paper / 29.7 x 21 cm / 11.6" x 8.2" / 2013


No.5

Combined Techniques / Cyanotype, Ink and Acrylic on Paper / 29.7 x 21 cm / 11.6" x 8.2" / 2013


No.6

Combined Techniques / Cyanotype, Ink and Acrylic on Paper / 29.7 x 21 cm / 11.6" x 8.2" / 2013


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