The Observer Effect

The Observer Effect exhibition was the culmination of a collaborative research project with artist Johanna Bolton. The exhibition explored the process of observation as artistic investigation and was informed by the quantum theory of the same name, which proposes that simply through the process of observing, an observer alters the thing they are looking at. Detailed investigations into everyday objects, forms and occurrences revealed their underlying complexity and depth and suggested that the observer is equally altered through the act of observation.

The exhibition included artworks from the Collection of the Museum of Light, A Year of Light and the Daylight Observation research project and took place at the Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, 26 – 31 January 2016.