About the project
"This new film work encompasses the colour of the Universe throughout its existence. Working with leading scientists to establish the average colour of each era, the artwork charts a history of starlight, from the primordial era, through the Dark Ages and the appearance of the first stars, to the current Stelliferous Era and into the far future. Beginning with the white flash of the Big Bang, the film moves through the pale blues of the first ever starlight, to the dark maroons at the end of time. Scientists analysed the light from a large volume of the universe in order to determine the average colour of the Universe today as it would be perceived by the human eye – a colour they named ‘Cosmic Latte’, which appears about half way through the film. The artwork can also been seen as a series of coloured squares organised in the signature Louis Vuitton Damier pattern. Each colour depicts a specific moment in time in the history of the Universe."
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