We first discovered this work after it was submitted to the Visual Storytelling Awards 2014. Although it was not chosen as a finalist by the jury, the editors of LensCulture were impressed and decided to publish this feature article about it. Enjoy!


What would a wormhole look like? How does one look at the world if one believes aliens exist? Where can we find the nearest celestial body?

My photographic work is an attempt to explore scientific questions in a personal and associative way. Not with the aim to find or give answers, but with the desire to discover new perspectives to complex matter.

As a child, I was fascinated by the early history of the earth and the universe—a fascination I shared with my father. Together, we searched for fossils in a stone pit or read books on astronomy.

In recent years, I found renewed interest in both that very early history of the earth, as well as in my own personal history. Time traveling would be a way to turn back to moments of the past, to be a witness of history in general, and also to regain contact with my father.

Double Slit Experiment, named after Richard Feynman’s famous experiment that displayed quantum mechanical phenomena for the first time in history, is a study towards time traveling; towards scientific principles that in theory allow for traveling through time; but also towards the practical impossibility of people as time travelers.

—Marjolein Blom