Double Negatives by Mari Ishikawa

Workshop  /  27 Jul 2015  -  31 Jul 2015
Published: 20.01.2015
Double Negatives by Mari Ishikawa.
Atelier Rudee
Rudee Tancharoen
DEADLINE: 25/07/2015
Mari Ishikawa. Neckpiece: The Tag, 2013. Silver 925, Hard disk. 46 x 6 x 2 cm. Mari Ishikawa
Neckpiece: The Tag, 2013
Silver 925, Hard disk
46 x 6 x 2 cm
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The workshop consists of 3 different themes; Parallel World, Disappearance, and Reproduction.  For each theme there will be lectures, group and individual discussions, sketches, and makings of jewelry piece.  This workshop is open to participants with all levels of jewellery making experience, any background from any field of work.

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Mari Ishikawa
Where does a "Parallel World" exist? Can one discover this world through time travel? Is it perhaps possible to see this world in a dream? Or does it only exist in one’s heart?

The world we see is only a part of the entire reality which is composed of many worlds existing simultaneously, side by side.
We can find “Parallel Worlds” whenever we open our eyes and hearts. They are always with us.

 “Parallel Worlds”

Light of full Moon : Sun = 1:400000

Photographs under moonlight require longer exposure, which is a time of silence. In that way, I look at the fluidity of time in the darkness. Under the moon light there are grey worlds. But when I take a picture of such a grey world, they show me different pale colours, which I can’t see with my eyes. It is mysterious. I look into the parallel world.

If you look at something a microscope and keep raising the magnification, the more abstract it shape becomes, until you are looking at nothing but a circle. Likewise, when you view the night sky through a telescope, all heavenly bodies look round. Particularly when you are viewing them through a lens, this similarity in their appearance can foster the illusion that small things viewed close-up and large things viewed long-distance are practically the same. They take on very simple, abstract forms.

When you look at your immediate surroundings, you see that they are full of objects of various shapes. The visible world is complex and diverse. With the diversity of scales we deal with our environment, we live in a world whose state is the most bizarre and complex of all. the thing around us are not simple objects reduced to some common denominator of roundness, but a chaotic jumble of shapes and size.

You see what you want. What do you want see in your world?

The Theory of Parallel Universes

Level 1: If you go far enough, you’ll get back home

The idea of Level 1 parallel universes basically says that space is so big that the rules of probability imply that surely, somewhere else out there, are other planets exactly like Earth. In fact, an infinite universe would have infinitely many planets, and on some of them, the events that play out would be virtually identical to those on our own Earth.
We don’t see these other universes because our cosmic vision is limited by the speed of light — the ultimate speed limit. Light started traveling at the moment of the big bang, about 14 billion years ago, and so we can’t see any further than about 14 billion light-years (a bit farther, since space is expanding). This volume of space is called the Hubble volume and represents our observable universe.

Level 2: If you go far enough, you’ll fall into wonderland

In a Level 2 parallel universe, regions of space are continuing to undergo an inflation phase. Because of the continuing inflationary phase in these universes, space between us and the other universes is literally expanding faster than the speed of light — and they are, therefore, completely unreachable.

Two possible theories present reasons to believe that Level 2 parallel universes may exist: eternal inflation and ekpyrotic theory.

In eternal inflation, recall that the quantum fluctuations in the early universe’s vacuum energy caused bubble universes to be created all over the place, expanding through their inflation stages at different rates. The initial condition of these universes is assumed to be at a maximum energy level, although at least one variant, chaotic inflation, predicts that the initial condition can be chaotically chosen as any energy level, which may have no maximum, and the results will be the same.

Level 3: If you stay where you are, you’ll run into yourself

A Level 3 parallel universe is a consequence of the many worlds interpretation (MWI) from quantum physics in which every single quantum possibility inherent in the quantum wave function becomes a real possibility in some reality. When the average person (especially a science fiction fan) thinks of a “parallel universe,” he’s probably thinking of Level 3 parallel universes.

Level 3 parallel universes are different from the others posed because they take place in the same space and time as our own universe, but you still have no way to access them. You have never had and will never have contact with any Level 1 or Level 2 universe (we assume), but you’re continually in contact with Level 3 universes — every moment of your life, every decision you make, is causing a split of your “now” self into an infinite number of future selves, all of which are unaware of each other.

Level 4: Somewhere over the rainbow, there’s a magical land

A Level 4 parallel universe is the strangest place (and most controversial prediction) of all, because it would follow fundamentally different mathematical laws of nature than our universe. In short, any universe that physicists can get to work out on paper would exist, based on the mathematical democracy principle: Any universe that is mathematically possible has equal possibility of actually existing.

About the Artist:

Mari Ishikawa is a Japanese contmeporary jewellery living and practising in Munich, Germany.  Mari Ishikawa mastered her technial skills and conceptual philosophies across multiple international instituitions including the Nara University of Education, Hiko Mizuno College Of Jewelery and the Munich-Academy of Fine Art.  Ishikawa's artistic practice explores the relationship between form and material, personal thought and the surrounding world as well as emotion and the finished piece.  Her work has received national and international recognition through a strong catalogue of solo and group exhibtions.

Language: English, German, Japanese
Workshops and studio hours: 10am - 5pm
Maximum number of participants: 10


Dates and price

Dates:  27-Jul-2015 - 31-Jul-2015
Prices:  16,900 THB (approx. 408 Euro)
Note: Exchange rate as of Jan 15th, 2015 is € 1 = 41.4 THB
Mari Ishikawa. Brooch: Landscape, 2012. Silver 925, Alminium, Japanese lacquer(Urushi). 9 x 8 x 3 cm. Mari Ishikawa
Brooch: Landscape, 2012
Silver 925, Alminium, Japanese lacquer(Urushi)
9 x 8 x 3 cm
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Mari Ishikawa. Neckpiece: Landscape, 2012. Silver 925, Aluminum, Japanese lacquer (Urushi). 52 x 12 x 2.5 cm. Mari Ishikawa
Neckpiece: Landscape, 2012
Silver 925, Aluminum, Japanese lacquer (Urushi)
52 x 12 x 2.5 cm
© By the author. Read Copyright.