Arts at CERN Podcast
Join the conversations to find out more about how art and physics collide at the home of the Large Hadron Collider.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the first art residency organised by Arts at CERN and the beginning of the programme’s activities. The celebration of the 10th anniversary begins with the launch of the Arts at CERN podcast series that brings together artists and physicists who met at the Laboratory to shed light on some of the themes that inspire their scientific research and artistic practices. Together, the podcast guests will look back at the artist’s residency and the creative encounters that it facilitated within the vibrant CERN community.
Ten years ago, Julius von Bismarck was the first artist in residence at CERN. In his work, he explores the way humans perceive natural phenomena and experiments with scientific perspectives. Michael Doser is an experimental physicist at CERN with expertise in antimatter research. Together, they discuss the experience of artists at CERN, how physicists peer into the nature of reality and Julius’ upcoming commission for CERN’s Science Gateway, which is inspired by the possibility of a four-dimensional space.
The conversation is hosted by Mónica Bello, Curator and Head of Arts at CERN. Arts at CERN is made by Reduced Listening. The producer of this episode is Georgia Moodie, and the executive producer is Jack Howson.
Artist duo Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman & Joe Gerhardt) first came to CERN in 2015. During their time in the lab, they explored the material nature of our physical world and how we experience it through the lenses of science and technology. Joining them in conversation is theoretical physicist John Ellis, with whom they collaborated.
Together, they explore Semiconductor's artworks resulting from their research at CERN – the large scale installation HALO and the film The View from Nowhere – the use of data as artistic material, and the limits of scientific research.
The conversation is hosted by Ana Prendes, Communications and Content Producer at Arts at CERN. Arts at CERN is made by Reduced Listening. The producer of this episode is Georgia Moodie, and the executive producer is Jack Howson.
In 2020, artist and writer Rasheedah Philips received the Collide Award alongside Camae Ayewa as the collective Black Quantum Futurism. They completed a residency at CERN and Barcelona to further their multidisciplinary practice that weaves quantum physics with Afro Diasporic concepts of time. Joining in conversation is theoretical physicist Dorota Grabowska, who works in quantum field theory and met Rasheedah Phillips during their time in the lab.
Together, they discuss how quantum physics can transform our everyday understanding of time, Black Quantum Futurism’s residency project and exhibition CPT Symmetry and Violations, and how scientific work might impact physicists’ experience of time.
The conversation is hosted by Mónica Bello, Curator and Head of Arts at CERN. Arts at CERN is made by Reduced Listening. The producer for this episode is Georgia Moodie, and the executive producer is Jack Howson.