A generative and interactive artwork that makes it possible for visitors to see their own reflection in the fourth state of matter: Plasma .
Plasma Reflection is designed like a distorting mirror which would turn the matter of those who are facing it.
On the other side of the mirror, matter is ionized. It is Plasma. The silhouettes of those who stand or move in front of Plasma Reflection are diffused in space and are subject to the turbulence generated by the magnetic field. The installation lives with people who interact with it.
Designed by Danny Rose Studio
Sergio Carrubba, Paola Ciucci, Cédric Péri, Lucia Frigola
Original soundtrack by Narayan Minozzi
Scientific coordination Sorbonne University Andrea Ciardi
"Plasma Reflection" is realized in collaboration with PLAS@PAR Labex, Sorbonne University’s cluster of excellence focused on Plasma Physics, in partnership with Centre Pompidou Paris
PLAS@PAR : Xavier Fresquet, Charlotte Mansour, Mélanie Venet
Centre Pompidou : Claire Couffy, Claire Cousin, Caroline Monbet, Patrice Chazotte, Catherine Guillou
This work has been done within the LABEX PLAS@PAR project, and received financial state aid managed by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche, as part of the programme "Investissements d'avenir" under the reference ANR-11-IDEX-0004-02.
It has been cofunded by Sorbonne University, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, École Polytechnique, CEA, Université Paris-Sud, Région Ile-de-France (DIM ACAV) & the European Physical Society.