Schrödinger 's Lift

2019, Moving Exhibition

Royal College of Art, London


I secretly installed a camera in a lift of the White City campus, which recorded a ten-minute video and saved it to a USB. I encrypted this video file so that nobody, including myself, can see the events which were recorded. Because the image inside is invisible and intangible, we cannot figure out how many people and what happened in the lift at that moment. In this context, the lift may be simultaneously both private space and public space, which is similar to a physical concept: Quantum superposition state.

© 2020 by Yan Li. 

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