Dark Matter. A Journey through the Mysteries of the Universe

Dark Matter. A Journey through the Mysteries of the Universe
#Exhibitions

Scientists agree - we only know about 5% of the universe in which we live. The rest - at least for the moment - is an enormous mass of dark matter. What are its confines? Can we even began to imagine the mysteries it hides? What paths are scientists heading down towards discovery? Can art help us shed light on the unknown? These are the questions at the base of Dark Matter: 95% of the Universe is Missing, the exhibition recently inaugurated at the Science Gallery. The latest research by the Physics Department of King’s College in London provides the point of departure for an intriguing itinerary through the invisible which combines art, physics and philosophy. Along this route of exploration are works created by a group of international artists - multimedia installations, animation, videos and contraptions all have the task of translating abstract concepts, such as the infinite divisibility of matter or the impossibility of total knowledge, into immediate experiences. Landscapes that defy the laws of physics, simulators of the sounds of atoms, cobwebs that emulate the structure of matter and radio broadcasts providing aural experiences offer a new way to look at the world around us and force us to question reality as we know it. A rich program of collateral events makes the exhibition even more enthralling - meetings, workshops and shows, to be enjoyed during the day or even during the hours scheduled on Friday nights.
Francesca Grego - © 2019 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel London