WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016 | 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Curated by Lorraine Walsh
with Margaret Schedel and Joo Yun Lee
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Simons Center Gallery
5:00 pm: Wine and Cheese Reception, Simons Center Gallery and Lobby
5:45 pm: Guest Speaker: Dr. David H. Shoemaker, Realizing Einstein’s dream: Observing the signature of dynamic space-time, SCGP 103
The Simons Center Gallery is pleased to present RESOUND, an exhibition inspired by the recent detection of gravitational waves in space. The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) group, which is operated by researchers from Caltech and MIT with partner institutions worldwide, announced last February that they detected a gravitational wave vibration emanating from the collision and merger of two black holes a billion light years away. Translating the vibration into a sound, the scientists recorded a short
chirp – a billion-year- old echo of the collision of those two black holes. This astonishing detection of gravitational waves confirms Albert Einstein’s prediction of ripples in the fabric of space-time in his 1915 general theory of relativity.
RESOUND features the work of six internationally acclaimed artists: Memo Akten, Sougwen Chung, Seth Cluett, Yoon Chung Han, Carsten Nicolai and Jess Rowland.