Collide International Award 2015

Semiconductor is UK artist duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt. Over the past twenty years of collaboration, they have become known for a unique and innovative body of moving image works, sculptures and installations, which explore the material nature of our physical world and how we experience it through the lens of science and technology.

In 2015, Semiconductor won the Collide Residency Award. Resulting from their time at CERN, Jarman and Gerhardt created a large body of work. Commissioned by Audermars Piguet, HALO (2018) is a large scale immersive artwork conceived as an experiential reworking of the ATLAS detector, its experiments, and its data sets. HALO 0.1 / 0.2 / 0.3 are three animations made with raw data from the ATLAS detector. The View from Nowhere is a single-channel moving image work which explores man’s place in nature through the science and technology of CERN.