University of New England - Innovation for a Healthier Planet

FIZIKS: Freakin’ Impossible Zonking In Kinetic Studies

FIZIKS: Freakin' Impossible Zonking In Kinetic Studies

January 16, 2016

Biddeford Campus Art Gallery

FIZIKS is the result of Bernard’s research, experimentation and collaboration with the physicists at Harvard University where she is the artist in residence. This solo exhibit includes polyhedron pattern paintings, an interactive grid and cube of oscillating balls that invite the viewer to engage their motion and crocheted hyperbolic planes made out of recycled bicycle inner tubes. The exhibit coincides with the unveiling of Wave Phenomena, a permanent installation of sound wave vibrations made visible as floating blue fabric discs suspended overhead. Bernard says, “It’s fascinating that there are predictable patterns in matter and motion. I’m interested in creating work that demonstrates this phenomena simply, with an aesthetic that allows the viewer easy access, and provides a tangible way of seeing physics.”