NAKED UNIVERSE
Serge Feeleenger & Olga Razhnaya
Exhibition and Performances in Dresden 2017
22-30.08.2017 / Alaunstraße 29

            "If you feel that you are in a black hole, don't give up. There's a way out". Stephen Hawking. Einstein: "God does not play dice." Hawking: "God not only plays dice, but sometimes throws them where no one is looking". "Art - guess what science does not know yet". Emile Krotkij 
Science and art have always existed together. Scientists sought inspiration in music and painting; artists were inspired by new scientific discoveries and by genius scientists. But art and science can not only coexist together but also complement each other. For both, art and in science, the creative potential of the author is a central element. The ability to imagine the impossible, and to see the fantastic in the mundane, unites the worlds of art and science. It was fantasy that helped Man, Picasso, Malevich and other outstanding painters, to challenge the world of art. But fantasy also helped physicist pioneers of the twentieth century to put forward theories that radically changed the perception of reality which had been adopted for centuries or even millennia. These hypotheses were so fantastic that even the founder of quantum physics, Max Planck, could not accept his own idea for a long time. But the process had already started. And now, Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Erwin Schrödinger, and other great scientists put forward their hypotheses supplementing, specifying, and even contradicting each other. Everything that happens at a specific time in the scientific world can be described as a game of royal cricket, in which "there are no rules, and if there are, then no one follows them." Exactly this "absence of rules" in the world of science has made it possible to make all those incredible discoveries, the results of which have led to so many practical applications. But people are not always ready to take the gifts of science and use it so that it yields an actual benefit. Along with the amazing inventions that have helped to defeat diseases, facilitate work progress, and have allowed thousands of people to communicate with each other, there was also the establishment of factories which devastate nature, and weapons capable of destroying the earth. 
           Today mankind is on the verge of flying to Mars; an entire immense infinite space has opened up for us - both in the direction of distant galaxies and at the level of the microcosm. Why not open your eyes and pay attention to all these miracles that modern science provides for us? Why not invest energy and intellectual forces into the study and development of your individual world, and society as a whole? Now scientific and technological progress has reached a level where we can finally stop using it to kill the planet on which we live, and instead restore it - and even improve it. And this applies not only to the world government, but also to each individual person. 
             Olga Razhnaya : I have always been interested in quantum physics. In my opinion, this is one of the most mysterious and inexplicable sciences. This science is so far beyond understanding that scientists can only observe phenomena, but not explain them. I was greatly impressed by the meeting with Alexander Zakhidov, a professor of physics. Friendship with him inspired and pushed me to a new direction in my work. We often discussed current news and the state of affairs in science. When on July 4, 2012, it was confirmed that the particle found in the large hadron collider is a Higgs boson, I was impressed by this discovery and created a picture of the "Higgs boson", which I consider to be the starting point in the "scientific" theme of my work. 
             Serge Feelenger : A few months before the discovery of the Higgs boson, I painted "In Search of a Higgs Particle," in which I express the idea of ​​finding and discovering the "Particle of God" as a paradox that leaves more questions than an answers – which is what scientists observed in the end. Such coincidences cannot be accidental. This proves the anticipation of events associated with the discovery of the boson and indicates the effectiveness of the subconscious of artists, which through art participate in the research of the universe. Art can complement science. The subconscious has a wide range of search and it perceives and processes information more efficiently than consciousness. And which science requires more imagination and intuition than quantum physics?