'Particulate Aether Detector. 2022'

#11 Periastra : Participants : Paul Malone

About the artwork

'Particulate Aether Detector. 2022'
Plastic roofing sheet, insulating sheet, steel, pan scourers, basalt and silver beads, pyrex. 2022

This artwork represents a model for a particulate aether detector, similar to the DUNE facility at FermiLab and Super Kamiokande in Japan, which, however, are used for observing neutrinos.

In this visualization the detectors are for sensing the flow of particulate aether in the form of base level (infra-red) photons. This field underpins the mechanics of electro-magnetism and other natural phenomena. In this exhibition are graphics that describe the way that this recycling of photons within and between matter enables atomic cohesion and stabilizes planetary orbits.

In the context of the Earth this keeps the clouds aloft, generates the desert regions at 30 deg N+S and pushes the continents to the North. In the latter, the Sun is asymmetric supplying charge photons in the ratio of 1/3rd to the North pole and 2/3rds to the South.

In this scenario neutrinos are seen as spin waves generated in the particulate aether field.

About the artist

I have always been interested in how the physical world comes to be here; how it originated, how it maintains itself and what is its relationship to consciousness. Specifically, I am interested in experimenting with the perception of surfaces as a gateway into this domain.

Most recently I have been constructing models of the phenomena of aether and its effects on the natural world. This is mainly in the theatre of astrophysics and associated fields. In parallel I have been engaged in producing artworks in the form of 00 scale model railway objects. These highlight the dangers inherent in an over-reliance on model-making in the application of Bayesian Analysis in the pursuit of science.

I studied Fine Art at Reading University for B.A. Degree in 1976 and MFA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in 1980. Since leaving college I have worked in studios based in the London districts of Waterloo, Greenwich and, most recently, Art in Perpetuity in Deptford.