International Festival
of Computer Arts

Project

The Plantportation research project has been conceived as a multi-layer venture into the dimension of quantum entanglement and thereby its possible theoretical consequences and interactions, which also include quantum teleportation.

In science, the idea is presented with various theories that never give us a clear notion of the quantum dimension. Numerous scientific experiments such as the Loophole-free Bell inequality (John Stewart Bell, 1964), Ground-to-satellite quantum teleportation (Anton Zeilinger, Jian-Wei Pan, 2017) and Google’s quantum supremacy (Alphabet Inc., 2019) have confirmed and proven that there is quantum entanglement and thereby the possibility of quantum teleportation. What is intriguing and interesting in all of this is that this phenomenon still cannot be explained. Science admits that the existing theories do not suffice for the understanding of the entire quantum field and that the current phenomena have much greater potentials than we can imagine. But people need more tangible and intelligible results. From these phenomena, science fiction builds a fruitful literary and film production that interprets scientific results as magic or special effects, which pushes quantum nature even further into the background.

The goal of the BridA art collective is to build an inter-space that is difficult to imagine with our existing mental patterns. Such a space takes the form of a research module that enables us to bring together artistic ideas and scientific approaches. The Plantportation research project focuses on quantum entanglement and quantum superposition, which are at the core of the current scientific research into quantum computers or extremely rapid data transfer. Space and time become variables, while the observer becomes a medium through which quantum theory is actualised.

Artists BridA/Tom Kerševan, Sendi Mango, Jurij Pavlica

Curator Adrijan Praznik

Expert associates Andrej Brešan, Anja Novosel

Producer LokalPatriot

The artwork was created as part of the project konS – Platform for Contemporary Investigative Art.