Collide@CERN Ars Electronica Award 2015

Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt, two English artists collaborating under the name semiconductor, were the recipients of the Collide@CERN Ars Electronica Award in 2015. They completed a two-month residency at CERN, during the fall that year.


semiconductor Photo by Matthias H. Risse

Photo by Matthias H. Risse


Press Release

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Collide@CERN Presentation semiconductor at Centre d'Art Contemporein Genève. Friday 20th November, 2015.

A Journey through the World of Science

Semiconductor explore the material nature of our world and how we experience it through the lens of science and technology, questioning how they mediate our experiences. Their unique approach has been singled out for recognition with numerous honors and grants. In 2012, they received the Samsung Art + Prize for New Media, a Smithsonian artist research grant, and a NASA space exploration grant. They have exhibited and screened their works at the House of Electronic Arts in Basel, FACT in Liverpool, the ArtScience Museum in Singapore, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the Sundance Film Festival in Utah and at the Rotterdam Film Festival. Their works “Magnetic Movie” and “Brilliant Noise” are in the permanent collection of the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

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