Finetuned is a project partner on Listening Across Disciplines II: a four year AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council. UK) funded project which systematically investigates the potential of listening as a legitimate and reliable methodology for research across the arts and humanities and into science, social science and technology.
The project continues and builds on the educational, societal and cultural impacts achieved by the global network of significant partners from across the disciplines that were brought together in the AHRC network project of the same name in 2016-17.
We're very excited to have worked with Semiconductor on Halo, their commission for the 4th Audemars Piguet Commission with guest curator Monica Bello. Curator and Head of Arts at CERN, Bello describes how by utilising sensor data, “the artists have been able to access the time sequences and slow them down to enter into the realm of human perception.”
HALO takes the form of a ten-metre-wide cylinder-shaped structure that is entirely surrounded by vertical piano wires. Standing four metres tall, the interior of the installation is encircled by a 360-degree screen on which visitors can observe kaleidoscopic data projections generated by a series of slowed-down subatomic particle collisions that ordinarilly occur almost at the speed of light. As they hit the screen, the animated data points also trigger small hammers to hit the surrounding piano wires, emiting an all-encompassing vibration that resonates throughout the artwork, to be experienced both acoustically and physically by visitors.
The installation marks the first time an artist has received permission to work directly with raw data generated by the ATLAS experiment.
Commissioned by The Royal Holloway Centre for the GeoHumanities and working with the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, In the Future Perfect aims at a polyvalent understanding of what fusion energy, a theoretically clean and unlimited energy source, could mean for the future global environment and economy.
Julian has been commissioned to create an installation for the Colour Out of Space Festival in April 2019.
Julian will be giving a paper entitled 'Future Audition: listening to promises of 'unlimited power for the indefinite future' at the 8th International Conference for Histories of Media Arts. The conference takes place in Aalborg, Denmark in August 2019.