8 April – 26 June 2009
A modular sculpture made up of elements referring to the Big Bang theory and the early condition of our universe.
“The Last Scattering” is part of a series of work by New York-based artist Matthew Ritchie, which explores the relationship between space and matter. This installation, designed in collobaration with Daniel Bosia of Arup’s Advanced Geometry Unit, refers to the birth of the universe and the cosmic background radiation (visible as static on TV screens), which comes from a moment called the last scattering – the collection of points in space and time when light separated from matter, less than 400,000 years after the Big Bang.
The gold element of the work toured to the Cass Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood, and is currently on display at Arup’s office in Shanghai.