[Tu-tu vertu Vortex2] – Irina Sigitova


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Sigitova uses lines and whirlpools in her works ‘Tu-tu vertu vortex’ to illustrate the beauty of the female form. This ‘quilling’ technique adds a 3-dimensional quality to the work, making it appear to be alive, moving, and fluid. The body is an intricate flow of energy and vibrations, not unlike the ideas in theoretical physics that reality is made up of infinitesimal vibrating strings, smaller than atoms, electrons or quarks. According to this string theory, the vibrating strings produce effects that can be observed in everything from particle physics to gravity itself, thus promoting the ‘theory of everything’. If we can connect general relativity with quantum mechanics by using string theory, we may be able to discover the secrets of the universe. Perhaps we can even discover the secrets of women and what makes them such glorious beings.

• About artist: Irina Sigitova

Dimensions:100 × 120 cm

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Application of a variety of lines and whirlpools forming the contours of smooth female lines.

String theory is a framework that physicists use to describe how forces usually conceptualized on a gigantic level, like gravity, could affect tiny objects like electrons and protons.

In Albert Einstein‘s theory of general relativity, gravity is a force that warps space-time around massive objects. It’s one of the four forces that physicists use to describe nature. But unlike the other forces (electromagnetism, the strong force and the weak force), gravity is so weak that it can’t be detected or observed on the scale of a particle. Instead, its effects are only noticeable and important on the scale of moons, planets, stars and galaxies.

Gravity seems not to exist as a particle of its own, either. Theorists can predict what a gravity particle should look like, but when they try to calculate what happens when two such “gravitons” smash together. They get an infinite amount of energy packed into a small space — a sure sign, according to astrophysicist Paul Sutter in a previous article for Space.com, that the math is missing something.

One possible solution, which theorists borrowed from nuclear physicists in the 1970s, is to get rid of the idea of problematic, point-like graviton particles. Strings, and only strings, can collide and rebound cleanly without implying physically impossible infinities.


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