Unhappy Endings

October 28, 2023 – December 13, 2023

Un/Happy Endings

 

“Nearly every result [the quantum theorist] pronounces is about the probability of this or that… happening – with usually a great many alternatives.”

 

–       Erwin Schrödinger

 

In Quantum Mechanics, our world is just one of the many multiple realities that exists.  Our idea of the universe, of our history and our reality is just one interpretation out of many.  The many-worlds interpretation (MWI) allows us to view our “what if” versions of this world not as pure fiction but as mathematical probabilities.  Science fiction writer Philip K. Dick, author of books such as The Man in the High Castle, Minority Report, and Blade Runner, believes that “plural realities did exist, superimposed onto one another, like so many film transparencies” and that their existence bleeds through our imaginations, our “made-up” stories, our fantasies.

 

This exhibition tries to explore these “other” possibilities of reality using books, movies, and other sources as a starting point.  Each artist is able to reinterpret what seemed to be fictional or strange idea on how history turns out or what kind of world we live in at a specific time.  It may be one where a two-year lockdown due to COVID is just part of a fictional story written by someone or where this complicated, broken, and problematic world we currently live in is the “ideal” one out of the many infinite worlds that exists

 

–       Lec Cruz