Symvisio: A Visual Study of Time, Space, and Emotion
In my pursuit of both art and science, I have been bewitched by the concepts of time and space. My attempt to scientifically understand them led me to the Theory of Relativity, which taught me that “real time” and “real space” are two aspects of a single entity, so-called “space-time.”
In art, I have been fascinated by four entities, "real and virtual time, and real and virtual space" and how those entities mix. In music, film, theatre, and literature, real time plays a dominant role in the presentation of virtual time and space. How these artworks unfold in real time affects the emotion of the audience and lengthens the duration of their enjoyment. In painting, however, real time’s role is relatively minor. My compositional invention of Symvisio is an attempt to remedy this shortcoming.
We will complete the evening by setting up telescopes in front of the theatre, courtesy of the San Mateo County Astronomical Society and CSM Astronomy department. With help from the experts, you will be treated to the spectacular view of celestial beauties.
- Mohsen Janatpour