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Art Basel Hong Kong 2018

Cern’s resident artists to create work for Art Basel

Darkroom installation will use data collected at the particle physics centre

Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt are working on the fair's fourth Audemars Piguet Art Commission courtesy of Audemars Piguet

Tiny anatomic particles will be made visible—and audible—in a new commission at Art Basel in Switzerland this summer (14-17 June). Halo, a large-scale cylinder within a darkroom, is the work of Semiconductor, the UK artists Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt, and is the fair’s fourth Audemars Piguet Art Commission, sponsored by the Swiss watchmaker. The immersive installation uses data that the artists collected during their residency at Cern, the particle physics centre in Geneva. “By accessing the metadata, the artists have been able to access the time sequences and slow them down to enter into the realm of human perception,” says Monica Bello, the head of arts at Cern, who collaborated on the commission.

Appeared in Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018, 2018