Yukako Tanaka’s work focuses on the traces left behind by humanity, as proof of our existence on the planet. In her multidisciplinary practice, the artist references philosophy, physics and geometry. Memory of a Ghost considers gravitational waves – as memories left behind by black holes and neutron stars. This work visualises the memory of a dead star; the viewer sees only water vibrating as the result of a barely audible sound wave.
Tanaka is currently studying for an MA at the Royal College of Art; she is also participating in the prestigious #SciCommhack at CERN, in preparation for installations at their new Science Gateway facility, opening in Geneva in 2022.