Video lecture, discussing possibilities of how humans could possibly survive one googol years into the future. Performances of the lecture repeatedly generated a series of blackboard drawings, all originating from the exact same lecture, but entirely different in use of colour, mark making, and signifiers, emphasising their arbitrary values. The lecture moves through the possibilities of human existence enduring over millennia, into the Degenerate Era -where remnant White Dwarfs will be the only things continuing to produce energy from their dying embers - to the Black Hole Era - only radio waves and gravitational radiation can exist following the decay of all protons - and ending in the Dark Era - a close to empty universe, where not even Black Holes can exist.

2011

blackboard paint, chalk, MDF
Blackboard drawings 2438mm x 1219mm
Video - 12 minutes approx.

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http://laurieramsell.co.uk/files/gimgs/10_how-to-survive-the-death-of-your-universe-detail-2011--2438mmx1219mm.jpg
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