The SPIN project is
concerned with what lies beyond the fragments of infinity.
SPIN is a collection
of experimental works in progress produced by Peter Fitzpatrick as artist
in residence at the Laser Physics Centre at The Australian National University
(ANU). This centre is using slow light (Zero Light) technology to research
the possibilities of Quantum computing.
Rather than using reflected light to create an image this method draws directly onto the CCD with the light source. This process of gradually burning the CCD exaggerates the pixel structure of the image and the inherent violence of the laser beam. It is this area of image construction that the SPIN project will further investigate. As an artist that utilises the photographic medium to express ideas, Peter has been fascinated to observe how, by embracing the pixel and artefacts of digital technology, the visual world of his art practice may be further defined. Quantum Physics exploits the properties of light to render impressions, measurements and to gather information from the world invisible. The ultimate aim of the SPIN project is to express what is not, to capture the indiscernible which lies beyond the limits of visibility.
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