Jim Madsen, Mark-David Hosale: Messages from the Horizon

  • ©, Jim Madsen and Mark-David Hosale, Messages from the Horizon


    Messages from the Horizon

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Artist Statement:

    Messages from the Horizon is an artwork inspired by the elusive nature of black holes and their study. Three semi-transparent displays represent black holes using an effect called persistence of vision. An array of monitors collects and assembles messages from the simulated black holes. Each monitor offers a different perspective of otherwise unknowable information from the simulated black hole messages through visualizations and sonifications in real-time. The result is an expression of the process of astronomical observation, knowledge acquisition and the human condition that simultaneously celebrates human achievement and the existential limitations of our being.