PROVISONAL ARRANGEMENTS 'pataphysics
PROVISIONAL ARRANGEMENTS are (mostly) temporary installations at different sites premised on the belief that art acts as an investigative and experimental form of enquiry addressing and reinterpreting what is explained through scientific means. Gravity, a fundamental concern for sculpture, is a recurrent factor in the Provisional Arrangements projects.
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 however 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.
*'pataphysics, the science of imaginary solutions
(Photos 6, 9, 10 & 11 by Ryder Jones)