ART FROM PARTICLES
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) hasn't yet produced the elusive Higgs boson. But it has proffered an array of artworks that draw on data from the LHC's Atlas experiment, which observes massive particles. We detected four standout results.
These photographic diptychs superimpose time-specific images of events taking place in the collider on above-ground photos showing the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) territory at the exact same time.
- PORNOGRAPHY FOR GOD
With a link from the LHC to an art space in Brooklyn, filmmaker Keats displayed a video feed of visualised particle interactions on a votive altar. Keats says it's the physics equivalent of a " porn theatre", and hopes it will excite God to procreate again.
Moberly uses complex audio analysis tools to visualise data from the LHC, then paints them on canvas. "The physics at CERN is so far removed from human perception, it's almost meaningless," says Moberly, whose works unveil subtle patterns in the information.
- SPIDER GALAXIES
Swiss choreographer Jobin uses dance to conceptualise the processes taking place at Cern. "Dancers are good at producing complex movements out of abstract ideas," explains Jobin, who asked his troupe to invent a piece while surrounded by images of particle collisions.