Dmitry Gelfand & Evelina Domnitch – 10000 Peacock Feathers in Foaming Acid.
Thursday, 25 September 2008
While deep below the earths surface at Cern physicists try to unravel the secrets of the formation of the Universe, artists Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand send a probe through the slight space of a soap bubble membrane allowing a different perspective on our embryonic cosmological past. ‘A Vacuum or semi-vacuum encased within a gravity and temperature sensitive elastic skin – the scenario of an early universe’. The probe in this case is a laser beam that scans the emergent thermodynamic surface patterns of the bubble which refracts back to us images of galactic whorls and vortexes.
Aside the excellent documentary pictures for 10000 Peacock Feathers in Foaming Acid, you can also read of a historical context for this piece. Their annotation includes mentions of the intriguing soap film calculator and more recent soap film soft drives as well a sonic eavesdropping device made by Leon Theremin for the KGB in 1945.