Maria Euler

MA work

A Measurement (problem) of Reality

A Measurement (problem) of Reality

A measurement does not just inform us about reality, it forms reality.

Most recently the world went through some unpredictable elections, which, even though they were ever so tight, formed the reality we live in now.

We keep asking ourselves, "is this even real?” and “what if?”.

What if we take this unsettling feeling for the reality we live in now, and look at it through the lens of quantum physics and vice versa to become aware of the reality of the measurement problem.

In quantum physics, the measurement changes the measured. On a quantum level, something can physically be in multiple classically exclusive states at the same time (wave and particle, moving vertically and horizontally, spinning left and right,...). A measurement collapses this superposition and by doing so, in a certain sense, creates reality.

According to the Many Worlds Interpretation, this means that every possibility of this superposition becomes a reality in a different universe, but we only ever have access to one.

With this, let's return to “what if” and our unsettling feeling for reality.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    MA Information Experience Design, 2017

  • I see myself as an artist proposing models to perceive reality through to an enriching end.

    For me the inspiration of those models comes from science, as the models there are very well made. Sometimes enjoys to solving design problems, and find thinking in terms of design useful for my work.

    I take the freedom of fFne art, but I decide to also take on the responsibility for the audience from design and the rigour and grounding from science.  

  • Exhibitions

  • 2017 Entanglement - London “Original Simulations” interactive sculpture in collaboration with Quantum Computing Institute Bristol, presented at Victoria & Albert museum; 2016 Foreign Surfaces -London “Being a Dove” magnetic sculpture; 2016 Sonar - Barcelona “Absolute Relative”, interactive sculpture at Sonar Festival.; 2015 “Licht” Technische Sammlung Dresden – Dresden One Year long exhibition on the topic of light at Technische Sammlung Dresden
  • Awards

  • 2015 nominated for Art and science prize Dresden