Terminal Velocity

Carey Young, 2010. Vinyl text on gallery wall with spotlight. Dimensions variable.


The figure of 1,404,000 miles per hour represents the speed of the gallery in space relative to the Big Bang. This figure was calculated by Dr. Malcolm Fairbairn, an astrophysicist based at King’s College London. The spotlight is placed so that its beam highlights any physical imperfections on the gallery wall, and to create a theatrical ‘pool’ of light suggesting the staging of further action.