2015Apparatus:Object Dimension: 0,50 x 0,76 x 1.25 m Materials: Stoneware, PVC mat, electric cable.
The volume of the four vases and their geometry is the focus of the inquiry into vacuum. A vacuum is a space that is devoid of matter. In theoretical physics, a vacuum can be referred to as perfect or imperfect vacuum. Our interest is in the perfect vacuum.
Inside the four vases we declare a perfect vacuum. A perfect vacuum contains no charged particles. The two basic reference points in the set-up and all further measurement are the standard atmospheric pressure and the perfect vacuum. Atmospheric pressure is assigned the value of zero on the dials of most pressure gauges. At atmospheric pressure the value 0 in.-Hg is equivalent to 14.7 psi.
Any rules of mechanical features outside and inside the vases are to be observed.
In addition we will observe how a vacuum behaves in reaction to a given geometry, electromagnetism and/or semi-classical gravity. Some surfaces can cause a region of the vacuum to become conductive, by injecting free electrons or ions through field emission or thermionic emission.
Conclusion / Composition:
The acknowledgement of vacuum determines our primary understanding of sculpture.
Properties such as atmospheric pressure, territorial space and motion of particles will determine the objects abilities.
The properties of the vacuum can lead to an expanded understanding of matter and non-matter.
Terminology / Language:
Any protocol makes use of terminology and research from theoretical physics. The knowledge of vacuum can lead to a re-phrasing of the sculptural qualities and underlines the transformative potential of object/ artefacts in time.