Encodings in Time and Space is an immersive, large-scale installation influenced by gravitational physics, information theory, ice mechanics, and city street lamp design. It presents a post-minimalist reimagining of a nighttime boulevard punctuated by street lamps illuminating the path ahead. Poured into the installation’s design are aesthetic forms distilled from the artist’s study of gravitational lensing, a result of Einstein’s theory of general relativity, and irreversible transformations on Earth wrought by human hands.
Zach Corse is an artist and a physicist. He takes as much in pleasure in studying relativistic physics and quantum mechanics as he does designing sculptures and digital installations. He finds that his studies in physics inform his work as an artist, and his work as an artist motivates his study of physics. His mathematical investigations and creative practice are rooted in post-minimalism and conceptual art. Corse’s work explores specific themes of gravitation, duality, discretization, and human perception. He is currently working towards his MFA at UC Santa Cruz and earned his master’s degree in physics at the University of Texas at Austin. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Duke University.