In autumn 2015, the English artist duo Semiconductor started a two-month residency at CERN. Here, they are providing us a visual progress report of their research at the world’s largest particle physics research facility in Geneva.
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.
Under the aegis of the European Digital Art and Science Network, Ars Electronica and CERN recently announced their latest open call for applications to do an eight-week residency at CERN followed by a stay at the Ars Electronica Futurelab.
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.
The Futurelab launched the Ars Electronica Residency Network at this year’s festival. In the Pixelspaces conference series, an entire segment was devoted to this new program.
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, der Gewinner des Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN Residency Awards, wurde für vier Tage nach Genf zu CERN eingeladen, um dort seine Einführung in die Aktivitäten und Forschungsgebiete von CERN zu bekommen. Als Koordinatorin des Programmes seitens der Ars Electronica war es mir eine Ehre, diese Zeit mit dem Künstler und Ariane Koek, der Kulturbeauftragten von CERN, an diesem aufregenden und inspirierenden Ort zu verbringen.
Michael Doser is one of the judges in the Prix-Category [THE NEXT IDEA] VOESTALPINE ART AND TECHNOLOGY GRANT and is going to share his thoughts on the topic. Read the first part below!