Collaborations between the Arts & Sciences making the secrets of the world we live in more intelligible to the human imagination.
At CERN high energy particles move in straight lines when colliding in the CMS detector as they resist the magnetic field that would otherwise bend their trajectory. We briefly capture nature in whatever way we can to study its secrets, a habit for both scientists and artists.
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On the power lines near the CERN entrance, birds gather in pairs in the evenings. This print expresses the sense of community and hidden energy about the place, flowing between the people and the experiments.
In 2016-17, invited by Art@CMS, I visited CERN with a group of MA Art and Science students from Central Saint Martins London and this work is a response to the experience.
Extreme events in the universe, such as blackholes, are nearly impossible to imagine. However, glass can be pushed through extreme forming techniques in the heat of the kiln while we think about these things. Stretching matter, bending and refracting light; all these actions are happening in the cosmos right now.