A THEATRICAL MUSIC-SCULPTURE by Sergej Maingardt, Jens Standke and Rosi Ulrich

in June 2019 as theatrical VR-Installation at Kunsthof Galm, Brandenburg
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™1.6]DELTAx_PHYSICS is dealing with the physical problem of inaccuracy in quantum physics. The life and work of Werner Heisenberg, the German physicist who established the theory of the uncertainty principle and worked in atomic physics during the Third Reich, are the foundations of this miniature. Classical physics as a science that puts the world into unambiguous results and formulas cannot allow any uncertainty. It is left at a loss for an explanation and has to watch how scientists like Hei­sen­berg change our view of 'real' phaenomes so much that we can hardly imagine it. Because: In quantum mechanics there are mixed states in which the particle behaves as if it is " here " and " there " at the same time. How much does quantum physics change the idea of the world at a time when the world seemed to be out of joint?

Links to the other miniatures:
™5.6]Smart Factory_ECONOMY
™6.6]Souvereign uncertainty_POLITICS

All 6 miniatures are also available as theatrical virtual reality installations (with VR glasses and headphones).

with: Fabian Ringel; Speaker: Oliver Schnelker
Electronic: Sergej Maingardt

Artistic direction: concept/composition: Sergej Maingardt, video art: Jens Standke, concept/text: Rosi Ulrich, Director: Andrea Bleikamp
Costume: Claus Stump, costume production: Andrea Uebel; Production management: Hannah Greve; Technique: Jens Kuklik; PR & Public relations: neurohr & andrä

UA: PHYSICS & PSYCHOLOGY: 9.11.2017, 20 h, 10.-12.11.2017, Orangerie Theater im Volksgarten, Cologne
13.7.2018, KunstSalon Theaterpreis-Festival, Köln / as theatrical VR-Installation on 16. June 2019, Kunsthof GALM, in the frame of the Festival JÄTEN IM PARADIES, Milower Land, Brandenburg

360° - Video

360° - Video - to move: hold the curser and move over the picture




The half-hour meditation on Heisenberg's theses is a one-man show in which actor Fabian Ringel has to deliver a breathless tour de force under high pressure. He is supported by the challenging video installation by Jens Standke.

In this way, the evening's visitors take a seat on beanbags in which they let themselves fall and can direct their gaze to the ceiling covered with semi-transparent canvas, on which the physical explanations are illustrated with abstract sequences of images. Driven by pulsating minimalist electroscores, particles and electrons represented as white dots form and condense into ever new formations. Even if physicists are not necessarily able to speak out enlightened when Heisenberg's fuzziness or Schrödinger's cat is spoken of next time, a hunch remains that the so-called reality is perhaps not as concrete and factual as it seemed a moment ago. Is perception merely the human attempt to create patterns and make sense in order to distract oneself from the prospect of incoherent chaos? (Robert Cherkowski in Choices 11/17)

text excerpt

Quantum mechanics and Theory of Relativity together have the consequence that the divisibility of space is limited. Below a certain scale, space is no longer accessible, there is not even anything existing.

How big is this order of magnitude? The calculation is not difficult: We have to calculate below which minimum size a particle falls into its own black hole.

The result is simple. The smallest length that exists is approximately 1.616 x 10 -35 meters.

In the schedule of WEHR51, produced 2017 and 2018 by the, in cooperation with Freihandelszone - ensemblenetzwerk köln
sponsored by: Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia, Cultural Office of the City of Cologne