Fabian Oefner is a Swiss photographer, sculptor, designer, and scientist. In his current collection, Heisenberg Objekt, the artist transformed six everyday objects into breathtaking sliced sculptures, showing them from a new viewpoint.
German scientist Werner Heisenberg developed Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, the artist revealed in an interview. “Quantum mechanics is built on this hypothesis. It indicates that you can’t detect a particle’s position and speed at the same time,” Fabian stated. “You may either identify one parameter and disregard the other, or the other way around.”
H Object VI – Cortez
And he applied that to all six of his sculptures. “From a distance, you can immediately recognize the object,” the artist stated. Upon closer inspection, the object’s form becomes twisted and eventually disappears.
III Heisenberg Objekt
“As an observer, you can never see the whole thing and its inner workings at the same time: the more precise one opinion, the less precise the other. “How you engage with the sculpture shapes its appearance,” Fabian said.
Clock – Heisenberg Objekt No. I
Questioned about his selection of materials, Fabian said they all have a connection to memory. “They all record. The camera, tape recorder, and black box all record images, sounds, and music. “The clock keeps track of time or records it,” said the artist.
H-Object V – Cortez
“The shoes are a bit less noticeable. But for me, shoes are like motion-capture devices,” said the artist. “1985 Nike Cortez. I frequently wonder where they walked throughout the globe… So the series is about memory fragmentation or distortion.”
The Heisenberg Black Box No. 4
“Each thing is filled with resin, then painstakingly chopped with a band saw, and finally reassembled into the final shape,” the artist said.