The title refers to the Schrödinger’s cat famous thought experiment, by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger, and relates to quantum superposition. The scenario presents a cat that may be simultanuously both alive and dead.
The thought experiment comprises a sealed box, containing a cat, a flask of poison, and a radioactive source, with – in quantum mechanics – the paradoxal outcome of the cat being both alive and dead until the state is observed. The experiment illustrates the absurditiy in quantum behaviour, and the difficulties in measuring these behaviours.
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The slide-installation ‘Schrödinger’ puts an extra layer of uncertainty on the thought experiment by seemingly covering a box – which might or might not be there, depending on how the image is interpreted.
- 2016, Een Groep, De Ziener, Asse (B)
- 2016, Pulsar, Antwerp