Gravity Rainbows

Julie Malen's avatar Julie Malen

Counter to the theory of relativity, Rainbow Gravity suggests that gravity may affect varying wavelengths in different ways- similar to how a prism affects light. If this theory is true, it supports an alternative beginning of the universe in which there is a parallel universe where time travels in the opposite direction- or a universe that exists in the infinite past. This idea resonates with this video installation that plays with inverted space to create the sensation of moving through the floor into a pool where gravity appears to be functioning in the opposite direction. As the divers fall toward you it feels as if you are looking into another universe. This orientation of this time based work also enhances the plasticity of the surrounding architecture, and points to the way that video works can affect our understanding of physical objects. Special thanks to West Chester Diving's Junior Olympics Team for participation in this video piece.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Time-Based
  • Depth: 6 inches
  • Medium: Video with Sound, HD TV, Speaker, Archival Inkjet Print, MDF, Wood
  • Width: 92 inches
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 51 inches