299 792 458 m/s
2011 | Light switch, acrylic shelf, flip books (50 pages, 10 x 6 cm)
The general theory of relativity proposed by Albert Einstein makes use of a very appealing image to exemplify itself: if the sun were to suddenly disappear we would only notice it 8 minutes later, moment in which earth will be left in the dark and spin out of its orbit. The image, besides proving a different understanding of gravity and its relation to time and space, brings an intriguing idea. Life on earth, highly dependent on solar energy, occurs in a sort of delay. The source of energy responsible for all life on earth exists at a light-speed traveling distance of 8 minutes.
collaboration with Adrián Villa Dávila