THE GRAVITY FIELD PROJECT
Using sculptural, ‘pataphysical, and other strategies the Gravity Field Project maps and measures the gravitational field in which we all live. Gravity has always been a fundamental concern for sculpture, a factor to be reckoned with in the making and locating of objects. The Gravity Field Project attempts to invert this relationship and to free objects and space in the process:
G ➡ S to S ➡ G
Newtonian physics discovered much about the way gravity functions, enabling accurate predictions about the movements of tides, planets, moons, comets, etc. The mechanism of gravity remained unexplained: a mysterious force acting at a distance in an a priori infinite space. In the context of Einstein’s theory of relativity gravity is not a force but rather a curvature of space-time produced by the mass of objects. Space-time arises from things, it isn’t an a priori and the flow of time and the metric of space differ between regions.
(Photos 6, 9, 10 & 11 by Ryder Jones)