HALO at Brighton Festival
Credit - Claudia Marcelloni
Past Event
Visual Arts

HALO

Wed 19 May - Fri 4 Jun 2021
Free event

A multisensory experience of matter formation in the early universe, by Brighton based artists Semiconductor

HALO is a large-scale immersive installation made by renowned Brighton based artist duo Semiconductor following a residency at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics.

Step into an intricate mechanical structure operated by data collected at CERN which recreates the conditions shortly after the Big Bang. HALO is a multisensory experience of matter formation in the early universe generated through projections and sound played out upon hundreds of vertical piano strings. Allowing us to look at and listen to this data gives audiences a sense of something bigger than themselves, inspiring awe and wonder at the complexity of nature, and at the elaborate systems humans create to understand the world around them.

Semiconductor is Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt who are known for their innovative artworks which explore the material nature of our world and how we experience it through the lenses of science and technology, blending experimental moving image techniques, scientific research and digital technologies.

 

Find out more about the installation...

HALO is an Audemars Piguet Art Commission, curated by Mónica Bello and first presented in the context of Art Basel in Basel in 2018. In collaboration with CERN.

HALO at Brighton Festival is supported by Arts Council England, and co-produced by Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts.

The HALO events programme is produced by Lighthouse and part of Re-Imagine Europe. It is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, and University of Brighton as part of DRIVA Arts DRIVA (which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund).

HALO was fabricated by millimetre and Polyspace in collaboration with the artists.

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