“Schrödinger’s Cats” opens tonight, July 19th at The Popular Workshop in San Francisco. This group exhibition features new works by Andrew Chapman, Aaron Finnis, Dana Hemenway, Christopher Füllemann, and Ginger Wolfe-Suarez & Primitivo Suarez-Wolfe.
Schrödinger’s Cats is a multi-part exhibition curated by Aaron Harbour and Jackie Im. Artists have been invited to contribute a work not entirely present in a definitive, final, physical manifestation; instead, something hovering in an intermediary state waiting to be substantiated. The works will come into existence in multiple times/places; its second iteration will occur now at The Popular Workshop from July 19th through August 23rd.
Erwin Schrödinger described how one could, in principle, transpose quantum indeterminacy and superposition into large-scale systems. He proposed a scenario with a cat in a sealed box, wherein the cat’s life or death becomes dependent on the state of an unobserved subatomic particle. According to Schrödinger’s thought experiment, the cat remains both alive and dead (to the universe outside the box) until the box is opened and an observation is made.
This should be a great exhibition, and The Popular Workshop never ceases to impress visitors. Find time to make it tonight, and if not, make your way during their hours of operation to see the show.
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