THE SCHERING FOUNDATION SHOWS
In her solo presentation, artist Annika Kahrs unveils a brand new video work in which she artistically interprets the sonic signal that made the existence of gravitational waves audible for the first time in 2015, in close cooperation with composer Louis d'Heudières and musicians from Los Angeles.
Kahrs' artistic and musical exploration of gravitational waves is supported by the scientific expertise of Dr. Keith Thorne, a physicist at LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) in the United States. A few years ago, this facility was the first to convert the vibrations in the fabric of spacetime, known as gravitational waves, which are generated by events such as colliding black holes and "travel" at the speed of light, into audible acoustic signals.
The video work presented in the exhibition was created as part of the artist's Villa Aurora grant 2021 in Los Angeles and is made possible by the MOIN Film Fund Hamburg Schleswig Holstein and the Schering Foundation.