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870 x 100 cm (5 x 174 x 100 cm)
Sealed under acrylic
5 x handmade prints on Ilford BW Photopaper
In his work Big Bang, Chris Tille makes a bold step towards visualising this singular event. He builds on the stunning scientific developments of American physicist John G. Cramer, who, in 2013, released an audio file of the Big Bang and the following 760,000 years, using data on the cosmic microwave background from the European Space Agency’s Planck satellite mission. To say that it’s what the Big Bang would have sounded like—were we as humans around to have heard it—is misleading, however. It is an auditory interpretation of data, much like the images of distant galaxies, black holes and supernovae are visual interpretations of data.
Photographer and artist Chris Tille works at the intersection of science and art. Educated as a classical photographer in Innsbruck, Austria, he now uses photography as a means of visualising complex data sets, in order to make scientific principles and discoveries more accessible and meaningful. His series use public domain satellite and space agency data as a starting point, which he then interprets, remixes as other sensual experiences, and meticulously reconstructs to bring the information back to the public and scientific community in larger-than-life photo prints.
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