“Cosmology,” a Collaborative Multimedia Project by
Pery Burge and Tullio DeSantis
Text and Audio by Tullio DeSantis, Imagery by Pery Burge, 2012
This is a project, in which I’m
collaborating with Pery Burge, who is working as artist in residence in the
Thermofluids lab in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the University of Exeter, in the UK. We have been sharing files over
the Net and building the project in bits and bytes.
This piece, entitled, Cosmology, is the initial piece
in a projected three-part project. When
they are all complete, the order will be: Cosmology, Astronomy, and Biology.
Biology was just published and we’re working on Astronomy now.
We hope you like Cosmology. It
is a celebration of existence.
(The full text is below)*CosmologyWithin an inexpressible
Through a timeless duration
An instability arises
A perturbation of time-space
spawning new potentialities
Time starts and space expands
entanglements unify the infinitesimal aspects of virtual particles into
momentary states between existence and nonexistence, while precise cosmological
constants undergird the multitudinous dimensions of space-time
On every level at every scale
Processes of aggregation
Push and pull
All energies in motion flowing
Creative chaos transformed by
gyres of cosmic radiation, and the gravitational equilibrium of whole solar
systems, incandescent plasma, mountainous boulders, frozen interplanetary
icebergs, pyroclastic explosions of molten magma, all spinning silently in
ponderously accelerating galactic superclusters.
This ancient procession of
information becoming energy becoming matter
What is merely virtual becoming
This inexorable movement of
nothingness in its unstoppable flow toward existence
Occurs everywhere and all at once
it is called cosmos
Universe as it is unity itself
And multiverse, for there are many
Countless universes existing before
there is anyone there to count to even one
Numberless stars preceding even
the idea of number
The infinity that supercedes all
conceptions of infinity
Things are in constant states of
transformation. They’re patterns of energy
discrete states changing instantaneously into form from formlessness and
Eon after eon of material flux
Moving all things – all things in
Before, between, beyond.
The ground of all being –
persistent perpetual flow
All this, the substrate of future
experience, experienced by no one.
And yet, and yet…
– by Tullio DeSantis 2012