Spooky action at a distance

Spooky action at a distance

Abstract watercolours

Cara Fotofili

August 12 - September 9


This is a series of contemporary abstract works made for my masters degree at Wintec. They emerge from both scientific images and ideas, and from the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and Henri Bergson.

The relationship to science comes from microscopic images, particularly biological, and from macroscopic ideas from cosmology and quantum physics.

The philosophy describes a world in flux where there are no fixed objects but only processes of change and becoming, largely driven by chance. This is a reality where God does play dice and where creativity is inherent in matter.

Credits: Louis Carroll and Iain Banks for some titles of paintings


The phrase Spooky action at a distance Albert Einstein gave to a thing in quantum physics, where a particle can determine what happens to another particle no matter how far apart they are, and without it taking any time. A bit like how “beam me up Scottie” works