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Semiconductor - HALO

(UK Premiere)

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. 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 30 minute slots between 12pm - 8pm, Wednesday - Sunday. Once inside you can choose how long you wish to stay, up to half an hour per visit.

Click here for information on the Covid safety measures that will be in place for this event

HALO by Semiconductor is at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts as part of Brighton Festival

Wednesday 19 May 2021 - Friday 4 June 2021

Installation open Wednesday - Sunday, 12pm - 8pm

(additionally open Bank Holiday Monday 31 May 2021)

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:

Semiconductor in conversation with Ariane Koek, founder of Arts at CERN (Tuesday 1 June, online, live-streamed from the venue)

A panel discussion about artists working with data

A talk about the science behind HALO with Professor Antonella De Santo

Interactive online workshops devised by innovative art educators Leap then Look - for families and for young people aged 11-16 years old

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, 2021
    12:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Thursday 20 May, 2021
    12:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Friday 21 May, 2021
    12:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Saturday 22 May, 2021
    12:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Sunday 23 May, 2021
    12:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Wednesday 26 May, 2021
    12:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Thursday 27 May, 2021
    12:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Friday 28 May, 2021
    12:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Saturday 29 May, 2021
    12:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Sunday 30 May, 2021
    12:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Monday 31 May, 2021
    12:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Wednesday 02 June, 2021
    12:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Thursday 03 June, 2021
    12:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Friday 04 June, 2021
    12:00pm – 8:00pm


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Brighton Festival 2021: Semiconductor - HALO
Wednesday 19 May  – Friday 04 June

Brighton Festival 2021: Semiconductor - HALO Tickets

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