Visit Art Basel to discover a CERN-inspired art installation

Visit Art Basel to discover a CERN-inspired art installation

ven 15/06/2018 - 15:26


By Cristina Agrigoroae

HALO, a large-scale art installation conceived at CERN and inspired by ATLAS data will be exhibited during Art Basel, the international art fair staged in Basel during 13-17 June. HALO is the 4th Audemars Piguet Art Commission.

Celebrating the ties between art, science and technology, HALO is an immersive art installation inspired by raw data generated by ATLAS in 2015. It has been conceived and executed by CERN’s former artists-in-residence, the “Semiconductor” duo of Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt, in collaboration with Mónica Bello, curator and head of Arts at CERN. Using kaleidoscopic images of slowed-down particle collisions, which trigger piano wires to create sound, the experience takes you on a magical voyage into the subatomic world of particles. The artwork is the annual commission of the Swiss watchmaking company Audemar Piguet and a collaboration with CERN.  The exhibition is free entry and suitable for all audiences.

Venue: Messenplatz, Hall 4U, Basel

Public opening hours: 13-17 June, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm


Find out more about HALO.