Vaasa-Umeå: Wormhole Connection

On March 12, a strange phenomenon will connect two cities located on the two opposite sides of the Gulf of Bothnia in the Baltic Sea: Vaasa in Finland and Umeå in Sweden. 

 A transport corridor, provoked by the opening of a Wormhole, also known as an Einstein–Rosen bridge, which is a hypothetical topological feature of space-time, will create a “shortcut” between the two cities. The phenomenon will allow a Train to appear inside a building in Vaasa, then 3 minutes later in Umeå, then back in Vaasa after 3 min. and after 3 min. again in Umeå…

The observers of the phenomenon will receive a clear evidence for the existence of the Wormhole, and the practical equations from the Theory of General Relativity will be evaluated as possible solutions for transport.

HR-Stamenov, the current artist in residence of Platform, presents this light spectacle. The immediate attention, which the media installation provokes, leaves the passers-by uncertain of what they have just seen, for the train literally "appears" inside the buildings. The project is an illustration of the scientific theories of time travels and space distortions.

Date: 12.03.2014

Time: 19.00 – 22.00

Address: Miratalo/Mirahuset, Kirkkopuistikko 34 / Kyrkoesplanaden 34, Vaasa, Finlad

Address:  Storgatan 38 Umeå, Sweden



The project is realized with the support of:

Kultur Kontakt Nord / Nordic Culture Point

The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland

The project is realized with the kind collaboration of:

MIRA House, Vaasa, Finland 

Kulturförening Kretsen, Umeå, Sweden

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