Entangled

But everything that touches you and me
Welds us as played strings sound one melody.
Love song, Rilke 1

 

The phenomenon, called quantum entanglement 2, is one of the main mysteries of modern physics. “Entangled” photons 3 maintain a connection at any distance and exchange information instantaneously, in some sense, at a speed higher than the speed of light. 4

I find something transcendental in this inexplicable connection. Perhaps the mental connection between people originates in “entanglement”. And if following the philosophy of Kant 5, it can be attributed to the a priori form of sensuality, through which we are capable of love.

These reflections motivated me to create the photo project, where the connection is drawn by light, in other words, by photons. Photography is the perfect tool for this.

I used in-camera multiple exposure without using a photo editor. Some shots required up to five exposures and many takes to get the desired result. One of limitations became the flower wilting. Following the concept and the structure of the project, I could not replace flowers or complete certain frames later. 

The project “Entangled” includes a few series. Currently, the first series “Twelve” released, others are coming soon. The project fell on a time of the pandemic lockdown. Social distance increased the importance of social connections and put my plans into action.

1 Love song (1918) by Rainer Maria Rilke, translated by Jessie Lemont (1918)
2 More about Quantum Entanglement 
3 More about Photons
4 More about Quantum Teleportation
5 More about Immanuel Kant’s Transcendental Logic 

Twelve

All photographs are archival pigment prints
56 x 84 cm
22 x 33 in
Each is a limited edition of 20 plus 2 artist’s proofs
© Eva Vasilyeva 2020

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