Mix media, 2016
The Light Standard Series reintroduces the idea of cosmic time linked to natural cycles as a reference system. Each standard corresponds to an object of the solar system and matches the time that light takes to reach the earth from each one of these objects. Hence roughly 8mn for the Sun, 2 to 15 mn for Venus, 3 to 22 mn for Mars, 4hrs to 4h30 for Neptune...
The variable amplitude of each Light Standard follows in real-time the distance between us and each planet of the solar system. On the length of one meter, the light of this benchmark reproduces this duration which evolves over the year, while following the true position of the planets, as given by the NASA predictions.
The constant oscilliations of each Light standard - scheduled until the year 3000 - seem to free themselves from a fragmented metric time scale, changing instant thinking into long-term perception.
Acier, led, electronic, programmation, 113 x 4 x 25 cm
Bipolar, Mathieu Argaud
With the support of la Maison Populaire de Montreuil
Fabio Acero, Ph.D. in Astrophysics (laboratoire AIM / CNRS)
Roman Chandler-Fry (Ledbox), Nicolas Misretta, electronics, programmation
Alexandre Saunier, LED programmer
Hugo Vidil, assistant
Atelier Delarasse, metal
La Maison Populaire, Montreuil