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Quantum Breathing

Artist Libby Heaney collaborates with Science at Home to explore parallel universes at the intersection of art, science, technology and ethics.

“Research is research, the purity of science often hurts many people”.

“Are you bold or are you timid? We all carry around this great unexplored elephant graveyard inside us”.

“You are the black box”

Quantum Breathing is drawn from the reflections and entanglements between the artist’s previous experience working as a quantum physicist; psychological virtual reality experiments; speculating over future new technologies; the sculpting of ‘impossible’ quantum forms; conversations with scientists and considerations about the real and virtual, identity and meaning.

Grounded in research and constructed through fragments of narrative from of Murakami’s ‘Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world’’, Quantum Breathing, uses the properties of the virtual reality experience itself both IRL and inside VR, creating a fictional new product ‘QVR’ (Quantum Virtual Reality) to question our relationships and transactions with seductive new technologies.

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