Werner Sun

BITS – Werner Sun’s Paper Physics Patterns

In ALL, BITS by Alex Pedersen

Artist Werner Sun sees patterns in everyday life. A physics graduate, Sun works as a research associate at the Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education. His folded and collaged pieces are inspired by his background in experimental particle physics.

“I work with prints on paper that are folded into regular sculptural patterns, embroidered with thread, or layered in a collage. The underlying images are produced with a variety of techniques: drawing, photography, digital processing, and computer programming. Manipulating the paper causes the images on them to become systematically distorted, and when I document these works, I sometimes generate new images for further use. In some sense, these repeated algorithmic transformations mimic the creative process itself, in which artistic ideas are continuously refined and updated while they are being molded into physical objects.” – Werner Sun

Werner Sun

Pathways for Wandering I & II

Werner Sun

Pathways for Wandering II

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Mapped Terrain

Werner Sun

Mapmaker’s Dream II

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Mapmaker’s Dream IV

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Mapmaker’s Dream IV

Werner Sun

Memory of a Cold Winter I

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Memory of a Cold Winter II

Werner Sun

Pocket Map of the Unknown

Werner Sun

Folded Archival Inkjet Prints

Werner Sun

Lazy Lines II

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Alex Pedersen

Alex Pedersen

Alex is a critical scholar and social scientist. During her degrees, Alex recognized a dearth of knowledge transfer between the academy and the general public. To address this gap, she extends her empirical research through multiple mediums including: publications, formal lectures, public speaking events, radio, theatre and photography. In diversifying access to her research, Alex honed a unique set of skills to plan, design and produce events for a wide variety of audiences. To date, she was responsible for several successful lecture series, community events and fundraisers across diverse settings. Most notably, Alex organized and implemented the 2015 Chancellor Dunning Trust Lectureship and was an advisor for the “Free Queen’s” Steering Committee (an initiative encouraging graduates to bring their work to the wider public). In addition, she has written numerous successful grant applications. An activist at heart, Alex advocates for critical thinking in and beyond academic institutions.