The tapestry reproduces a photograph from The Cool Couple's “Time travel stuff”, a series exploring the ways in which humans record, preserve and transmit information in times when the digital has the upper hand. Within such a thematic framework, the series consists of works that combine advanced technology, the study of fossil formations and abstract images.
The work starts from a reflection on the agency of light that transforms geological matter into fossils over time, the same energy that imprints an image on photographic film fixing it in time. Thus, the artists have reinterpreted some of the most famous representations of the light-time connection, including Einstein's diagrams describing the relationship between black holes and white holes in the universe: while the former absorb everything, the latter are impenetrable even by light. “the worm” is one of several possible visual representations of the bridge between black holes and white holes in space.
The representation of light and darkness, the pursuit of effects of reflection and absorption, of glow and opacity, are the basis of the research undertaken for the creation of this tapestry: its central form, shrouded in deep darkness, celebrates the relationship between attraction and repulsion.→ visit the personal website