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Weighing the Earth, 2010, 3:34 (excerpt)
in collaboration with physicist Eric Corwin, PhD

Video artist Julia Oldham and experimental physicist Eric Corwin collaborate to determine the mass of the earth by reeanacting the historical Cavendish Experiment (late 1700s). In this performative work, the artist transforms her body into a torsion balance, and becomes both the equipment and the observer in the experiment.

PRINTS

Moment of Intertia
Photograph from the set of Weighing the Earth
2010

Path of Least Action
Photograph from the set of Weighing the Earth
2010