HALO is a large scale immersive artwork which embodies Semiconductor’s ongoing fascination with how we experience the materiality of nature through the lens of science and technology. Taking the form of a large cylinder (10m x 8m x 4.2m), the structure houses a 360-degree projection of ATLAS detector's raw data while an array of 384 vertical wires are played by the same data, to produce the sound. The installation invites the viewer into its centre in order to inhabit the results of particle-collisions, produced by experiments taking place at CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland.
The latest work of Brighton-based artist researcher duo Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman & Joe Gerhardt) pulls back the shiny veneer of cosmology by collaging thousands of raw telescope images into a sculptural projection.
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