“Lost in the Starry Night” is the newest contemporary art piece, displayed in the middle of the room. Standing still, the work looks like a pitch-black room, but as soon as one approaches, a thousand tiny, white dots shine brightly like stars in the ever-moving Milky Way. A closer look reveals that each of these dots is a glowing, tiny LED. They flicker and move with a dizzying speed, making it seem like the stars are alive with their own energy, creating a hypnotizing atmosphere that transports the viewer to another dimension.
The artwork is inspired by the theory of relativity. It is said that when an object moves at an enormous speed, time slows down for the object if observed from a slower frame. This art piece is a representation of that phenomenon, as the viewer moves closer, time for the piece seems to speed up, making it look like the stars are moving faster. The artist, Frank Bueltge, uses technology to create a masterpiece that interacts with the viewer, creating an experience that speaks to the relationship between time and space. “Lost in the Starry Night” was unveiled today at the Tate Modern and is a must-see for those interested in contemporary art. Bueltge’s previous piece, “The Spectrum Within,” is an equally stunning work of art that explores the colors of our world. Check it out here.