‘Dualité ondulatoire/corpusculaire’ is a series of stained-glass windows by Margaux Lecoursonnois, realized in the context of her master in sculpture at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels. The windows consist of two diagrams representing the scientific conception of light, one undulating, the other corpuscular. In her early research into quantum physics, Lecoursonnois found that for over a century, scientists had been unable to agree on how light could be understood, a discussion that led her to question the notion of belief and truthfulness within the scientific system. By using stained glass as a medium – a technique used in religion to tell stories – the artist simultaneously evokes the balance of power between religious and scientific belief.

Margaux Lecoursonnois is a laureate of the Boghossian Foundation Prize in 2021.

  • Title: ‘Dualité ondulatoire / corpusculaire’
  • Date: 2020
  • Materials: Stained glass and metal stand
  • Dimensions: 80 x 40 cm
  • Weight: 2 kilos

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