Exhibition date: 24th August – 20th October 2013
12-13 New Wharf Rd, London,
Greater London N1 9RT
Covariance is a subterranean, physics-inspired art installation, housed in two Victorian ice wells beneath the London Canal Museum. Commissioned by the Institute of Physics, the installation is the outcome of an exciting partnership between physicist Ben Still and artist Lyndall Phelps.
Phelps has distilled a huge quantity of research and scientific data into a beautiful, meticulous art installation, which creates an entirely immersive experience for visitors. Every aspect of the form, materials and location of Covariance is cleverly informed by her collaborator Dr Ben Still’s research in the field of particle physics. This aesthetically rich and intellectually rigorous artwork captures imagination, while also inviting us to journey further into the remarkable world of sub-atomic particles.