Semiconductor - HALO
Part of Brighton Festival 2021
HALO is a large-scale immersive installation by renowned Brighton-based artist duo Semiconductor created following a residency at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics.
Step into an intricate mechanical structure operated by data collected at CERN which recreates the conditions shortly after the Big Bang. HALO is a multisensory experience of matter formation in the early universe generated through projections and sound played out upon hundreds of vertical piano strings.
Being allowed to look at and listen to this data gives audiences a sense of something bigger than themselves, inspiring awe and wonder at the complexity of nature, and at the elaborate systems humans create to understand the world around them.
Semiconductor is Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt who are known for their innovative artworks which explore the material nature of our world and how we experience it through the lenses of science and technology, blending experimental moving image techniques, scientific research and digital technologies.
This event is free of charge - but you must reserve a place in advance of your visit. Places are available for one-hour slots between 12pm - 8pm, Wednesday - Sunday. Once inside you can choose how long you wish to stay, up to an hour per visit.
HALO is an Audemars Piguet Art Commission, curated by Mónica Bello and first presented in the context of Art Basel in Basel in 2018. In collaboration with CERN.
HALO at Brighton Festival is supported by Arts Council England, and co-produced by Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts.
HALO was fabricated by millimetre and Polyspace in collaboration with the artists.
There will be a series of free online workshops and talks accompanying HALO:
A panel discussion about artists working with data
A talk about the science behind HALO with Professor Antonella De Santo
Semiconductor in conversation with Ariane Koek, founder of Arts at CERN
HALO events programme is produced by Lighthouse and part of Re-Imagine Europe and co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and University of Brighton as part of DRIVA Arts DRIVA (part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund).
Dates & Times
Wednesday 19 May, 202112:00pm – 8:00pm
Thursday 20 May, 202112:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday 21 May, 202112:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday 22 May, 202112:00pm – 8:00pm
Sunday 23 May, 202112:00pm – 8:00pm
Wednesday 26 May, 202112:00pm – 8:00pm
Thursday 27 May, 202112:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday 28 May, 202112:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday 29 May, 202112:00pm – 8:00pm
Sunday 30 May, 202112:00pm – 8:00pm
Monday 31 May, 202112:00pm – 8:00pm
Wednesday 02 June, 202112:00pm – 8:00pm
Thursday 03 June, 202112:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday 04 June, 202112:00pm – 8:00pm