Fingers Crossed

Luca Pozzi

Luca Pozzi’s work is located at the interface of art and science. His focus on visualizing physical phenomena and scientific theories – as universal constituting structures – catalyses different series of installations, including inter alia levitating objects and light drawings, as well as magnetized sculptures. Besides collaborating visionary scientific communities, including Loop Quantum Gravity (PI), Compact Muon Solenoid (CERN) and the Fermi Large Area Telescope (INFN, NASA), he has exhibited internationally, in major museums and galleries.

The series Fingers Crossed (B-P / S-B) – a hybrid of kinetic sculpture and painting – is the result of Pozzi’s theoretical discourse with loop quantum gravity theorist Carlo Rovelli. Based on a space-time diagram, Pozzi transforms the idea of a time shift in the occurrence of events into a pictorial visualization, using anodized aluminium and magnets.

The DETECTOR series equally involve Pozzi’s theoretical research: It is inspired by the microscopic dimensions being investigated by LHC (Large Hadron Collider) at CERN in Geneva, and influenced by the theoretical physics beyond the standard model. Similar to the FINGERS CROSSED series, the works are composed of anodized aluminium with aluminium modules curved by hands and ping-pong balls in magnetic suspension, in order to create a floating tridimensional pictorial pattern.

As a further artistic synthesis of Pozzi’s approach to quantum gravity, the project THE BIG JUMP THEORY [0-137200000017] expresses an imaginary theory, inspired by gravitational waves and the gamma-ray sky as seen by the Fermi Large Area Telescope. In addition, Pozzi designed a 3D animation screensaver that can be downloaded via the NASA blog (link below).