The Ages of the Universe
2003-2012, Video, 4'30"

Video of astrophysicist Ian Elliott and Grace Weir attempting to film a gedanken - or thought experiment - Ian wrote in Grace's studio, regarding the relationship between the thickness of a sheet of paper and the age of the universe.
The unscripted film shows three repeated takes as things go wrong in conducting the demonstration and presents a critique of the analogy making process itself, an inexact activity that combines science with other social and artistic acts.
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