Finetuned is working with EUROfusion to produce a range of immersive, artistic and participatory public components of the next Fusion Expo: a pan-European exhibition on the state of the art in Fusion Energy. The Expo premiered in Marseille, France in Autumn 2021
The European scientific programme is based on the Roadmap to the Realisation of Fusion Energy. The programme has two aims: Preparing for ITER experiments and developing concepts for the future fusion power demonstration plant DEMO.
Finetuned is a co-applicant and 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 pleased 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.
Halo was premiered at Art Basel, Switzerland 11th-17th June 2018. Watch a film of the installation at http://semiconductorfilms.com/art/halo/
An invited contribution for Resonance: The Journal of Sound and Culture, this paper presents six separate but connected understandings of a digital platform of listening vocabularies and protocols produced in the context of Listening Across Disciplines II, (LxDII) a cross- and transdisciplinary research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK (AHRC), conducted by the authors from 2018 to 2022.
The paper is freely accessible at https://online.ucpress.edu/res/article/3/3/224/194087/Protocols-of-ListeningReflections-on-the
Julian has been commissioned as part of the Acoustic Commons Network's remit to draw attention to the unique sounds of particular places across Europe and beyond.
The work will be shown this autumn as part of the Acoustic Commons Final Exhibition in Aix-Marseille
Julian is to give a paper entitled 'Future Audition: listening to promises of 'unlimited power for the indefinite future' at at Sonorities Festival, Belfast, Northern Ireland.