Superimposed Realities


In the quantum realm, reality transforms to the bizarre. Objects can be in a superposition of several states which is collapsed to a pure state by observation. If we know where it is, we do not know how fast it is moving, and other details may be obscure. A theory of quantum gravity remains to be verified, but somehow the fabric of the background space-time must have an interaction with the object within it. We encourage the observer to collapse the quantum state of the human form, but observers beware: the process remains mysterious.



Quantum Selves, Souls in Sleeves, Ponder This

My work was featured with that of Arabella Schelpe and Golnar Malek, both exploring similar themes from different directions.

April 18-29, 2018

This trilogy explores time and spaces within the human body in the bizarre quantum realm, the realm of Qigong, and what appears to be a reality of its own. These drawings invite the viewer to wander between these three realms in a never-ending search for truth. 

Burgh House, New End Square, Hampstead, London, NW3 1LT

12pm - 5pm Wednesday - Friday & Sunday



Ben spends his days performing calculations in quantum field theory, working out the properties of exotic new particles and forces that might be found at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. He spends his evenings performing different quantum explorations with charcoal and paint. This duality, this superposition of different states, mimics the reality of the systems he studies.



Ben Allanach

Cambridge, UK


"God doesn't exist, and Dirac is His prophet"

Wolfgang Pauli


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