The art of physics

When it comes to quantum mechanics, it is easier to show than tell.

Japanese visual artist Ryoji Ikeda's immersive installation, micro | macro, at Carriageworks in Sydney, is one such example.

The installation, which is open to the public from today until July 29, intersects art and quantum physics.

Ikeda, 51, is an electronic music composer and visual artist based in Paris and Kyoto.

The sound and light installations in the exhibition were developed during his residency at Cern,the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, reported The West Australian newspaper.

It focuses on the materials that make up the universe, said the Carriageworks gallery.

One installation, titled The Planck Universe (Macro), features a wall projection over 10m tall that "seeks to depict nature, scanned from human scale to the cosmological scale beyond our observable universe", according to Carriageworks.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 04, 2018, with the headline 'The art of physics'. Print Edition | Subscribe