The English artist duo, Semiconductor, will begin a two-month residency at CERN. Then their next stop is Linz, where they will spend a month at the Ars Electronica Futurelab.
Many questions remain open. The Large Hadron Collider aims to answer at least a few of them. A residency under the aegis of CERN and Ars Electronica offers an opportunity to take an artistic approach to the leading edge of science and to experience the site of this huge experiment.
Dr. Tom Melia, theoretical particle physicist at CERN talks about the inspiration he got by the cooperation with the Collide@CERN residency winner Ryoji Ikeda and about what it means to him to be Ikedas inspiration partner.
The Japanese media artist and composer Ryoji Ikeda, the third Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN winner, started his residency in CERN. Together with his scientific inspiration partner Tom Melia he talked about the residency.
This blog-post sums up Bill Fontana’s last week of his Collide@CERN- Residency.
Watch about Bill Fontana’s third week at the CERN.
After the first week’s video blog, Bill Fontana started exploring the CERN laboratory in many different ways. Armed with his accelerometers, which are used by structural engineers traditionally to measure the movement of structures and his recording equipment, he revealed the inner sound worlds of dipoles, the CERN grid in the computer centre and even electric pylons. As Bill said in his opening lecture of his residency at CERN, there is music in all things.
The month of July was Bill Fontana’s first part of his residency at CERN. And he was not alone! He came also with his family, which included his photographer son, Michael Fontana, 18. Every week, Michael interviewed his father and his inspiration partner, CERN cosmologist Subodh Patil about what they were thinking of the week ahead to make a video diary.
Bill Fontana has been busy at the CERN, working as the winner of the Collide@CERN Residency Award. What he has been up to will be subject of this series of blog-posts over the course of the next 4 weeks.