Acrylic on canvas
190 x 170cm


This series was produced during my time as artist-in-residence at the Kavli Institute for Nanosciences, TU Delft, The Netherlands. Entanglement is a term in quantum mechanics in which the state of two or more sub-atomic particles, often separated by large distances, cannot be described independently of one another. For example, particle A (let's call it Alice) becomes entangled with particle B (let's call it Bob). Bringing about the entanglement of Alice and Bob involves using a crystal to split a photon beam into a pair of photons, which can then be operated on separately. The process of yolking parts together from different sources becomes an analogy upon which I create new combinations of images.

Photographs: Jonathan Bassett