Ausstellung "Circuit Training - A foray into the world of the Large Hadron Collider"

7.-17.Jun, das weisse haus, Hegelgasse 14, 1010 Wien

Exhibition: 7th–17th June 2017, Tue–Fri 13:00–19:00, Sat 12:00–17:00, and by appointment

Opening: 6th June 2017, 19:00
Accompanying programme: 9th June 2017

An exhibition of the University of Applied Arts Vienna (Art & Science and Site-Specific Art) in cooperation with art@CMS from CERN and the Institute of High Energy Physics (HEPHY) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. 

Maybe some of you are familiar with the term 'Circuit Training'. It refers to a programme of physical activities that work each section of our bodies individually. When one circuit of the programme is done, either through coercion or (free) will, we begin the first exercise again for the next circuit. In order to probe the fundamental structure of the universe, physicists have implemented a sophisticated circuit training for the basic constituents of matter: accelerators boost beams of particles to high energies before the beams are made to collide with each other. Detectors observe and record the results of these collisions. We assume that those particles follow the instructions of physicists with a mixture of obedience and free will…
In the context of the cooperation with art@CMS and HEPHY (Institute of High Energy Physics), students of Art & Science and Site-Specific Art have explored the many facets that a large and multinational institution like CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research) encompasses. The wide-ranging investigations go from the Large Hadron Collider to the small print of politics and economy, from particle accelerators to solid bureaucracy, from the Big Bang to the growth of conspiracy theories. While roaming around CERN and becoming detectors ourselves, several questions started circulating. How do these experiments and the images they produce transcend beyond screens and light beams into different states of matter and the realities we live in? How will our artistic strategies develop in relation to the biggest camera and micros­cope on our planet? The outcomes are presented in the group exhibition at das weisse haus.

Concept and development:
Brishty Alam, Valerie Deifel, Katrin Hornek, Matilde Igual Capdevila, Bernd Kräftner, Paul Petritsch, Karl Salzmann, Virgil Widrich


With works by:
Francesca Aldegani, Golnaz Bashiri, Rosie Benn-Squire, Daniela Brill, Andreas Budak, Nora Drumeva, Cansu Ergün, Johanna Folkmann, Athanasios Gramosis, Lukas Gritzner, Natalia Gurova, Rafael Lippuner, Júlia Mag, Marko Markovic, Benedikt Meixl, Frederique Neuts Leroy, Lala Nomada, Marina Rebhandl, Carmiña Tarilonte Rodríguez, Denise Schellmann, Andrea Vezga

In cooperation with:
Brigitte De Monte, Marko Dragicevic, Helmut Eberl, Michael Hoch, Josef Pradler, Jochen Schieck, Christoph Schwanda, Wolfgang Waltenberger

More information: Art&Science website