New commission


Daniel Canogar (Spain)

Location: The Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics, Durham University

Inspired by string theory, Universal Loom is an artistic interpretation of the ongoing research around this fascinating and unfolding scientific principle of the universe. 

Spanish-American artist Daniel Canogar applies the mechanics of textile looms to the digital realm evoking the sense of a dynamic fabric woven across the multi-faceted façade of the Institute for Computational Cosmology. The artwork is an interpretation of Einstein’s general theory of the woven nature of space and time as a continuous fabric that is made malleable by matter and energy. The textile-like animation will be created with astronomical data provided by faculty at the Institute and will run on a dedicated computer provided by the artist’s studio.

 This installation benefited from the insight of Professors Carlos Frenk and colleagues from the Institute for Computational Cosmology, Department of Physics, Durham University.

See Daniel Canogar in conversation with Professor Carlos Frenk, Institute for Computational Cosmology, Durham University on Friday 17 November, 6pm in Lecture Theatre PH8, Ground Floor of the Rochester Building, and discover more about this fascinating scientific theory of the universe. 

About Daniel Canogar

Daniel Canogar was born in Madrid. Photography was his earliest medium of choice, but he soon became interested in the possibilities of the projected image and installation art. He has exhibited extensively in major museums and galleries across the world, as well as having created permanent public art installations with LED screens globally.

Image credit: Universal Loom (rendering), Daniel Canogar, 2023


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