Photo: Jan Peters
As I approached the event horizon by Jan Peters (2014)
Blog - Collide@CERN Geneva 2013/14: Jan Peters
Video Blog One (October 2013)
Collide@CERN Geneva, Jan Peters and inspiration partner, Neal Hartman from Arts@CERN on Vimeo.
Collide@CERN Geneva artist, the filmmaker Jan Peters started his residency almost a month ago. He and his inspiration partner, ATLAS engineer Neal Hartman have had a great start in their collaboration. You may see their presentation lecture here.
Every Collide@CERN artists residency includes interventions inside and outside the laboratory. For Jan's first intervention he chose to participate in the 48 Hour Film project with a team of CERN workers who volunteered to star in the film as well as write and shoot the script.
The challenge of The 48 hour film project is that teams are given specific details on a Friday night to make a film, that they have to turn in on the Sunday night. Jan Peters, Neal Hartman and the CERN volunteers, took part in this project and made it even a bigger challenge by filming it on 16mm film which took six hours to develop six roles of film and one night to dry up.
The film is shown during the 19th Edition of the Festival Tous Ecran in Geneva on Wednesday, November the 6th, during the presentation of the winners of the competition, although the CERN film is being shown out of competition. Stay tuned for the making-of video about how this fun and collaborative 48 hour film intervention in 16mm was made during Jan's Collide@CERN residency.
And stop press! Jan Peters has just passed his Radiation Safety course so we will be able to see him in action soon as Neal Hartman's apprentice on the ATLAS pixel detector which sees the invisible particles we can't see with the naked eye.
Watch the Making-of the first of Jan Peters Collide@CERN Geneva intervention, the 48hours film project Geneva, and how much fun everyone has had.
The "Making of" the film Ovis Aries. A Collide@CERN Geneva 2013 intervention. from Arts@CERN on Vimeo.
Video Blog two
Collide@CERN geneva 2013: Jan Peters from Arts@CERN on Vimeo.
Jan Peters has taken one of the oldest cameras to one of the newest, most accurate cameras in the world!
He ran out with a massive tripod and a super 8 camera to the ATLAS Pixel Detector, where he started his apprenticeship with his Inspiration Partner, Neal Hartman,
The Pixel Detector is part of the Atlas detector at CERN, which could be called a giant camera. It provides a very high precision set of measurements as close to particle collisions as possible. In order to have access Jan needed a dosimeter. Anyone entering controlled-radiation-areas at CERN must wear a CERN dosimeter, which they get after the security training. This is done to monitor the radiation one could be exposed to. The individual doses are recorded in a database and Host State authorities are informed according to the relevant regulations.
Jan should read-out the dose registered by his dosimeter, like he shows us, at least once a month.
Lets see what he gets up to - and follow his dosimeter and his activities during his apprenticeship to the pixel detector.
Video Blog Three - Jan Peters' residency at CERN - Jan as an apprenticed with the ATLAS Pixel Detector team.
Yet again an excellent source of inspiration.
Through the Collide@CERN programme and thanks to Neal Hartman, who works as an Engineer for the Atlas Pixel Detector and is Jan Peters' Inspiration Partner, Jan Peters got to be an apprenticed with the ATLAS Pixel Detector team at CERN, to film and help inserting the Detector into ATLAS. This was very thrilling and exciting for Jan, not only because of the chance of documenting the accuracy in which engineers at CERN work, but also making proof of a great model of team behaviour and showing how being solution driven is the best way to work.
Collide@CERN Geneva Jan Peters Video Blog 3 from Arts@CERN on Vimeo.
It's time for another intervention
Collide@CERN Jan Peters old CERN films intervention from Arts@CERN on Vimeo.
Collide@CERN Geneva artist, Jan Peters has been in pursuit of old footage in the archives and has finally found some interesting film about CERN dating from the 60s.
Some of these 16mm and 35mm rolls of film had never been digitized yet and we didn't know what was on them, although one roll of film Jan had seen revealed a very old hand drawn animation.
For this intervention at CERN, Jan Peters showed these films to the scientist at CERN in the hall of the main building, with the Telecine. In them they could recognize certain people and places at CERN from many years back.