Arts and Science

"Art and science collisions"

by Mr. Luc Meier , Mr. Yunchul Kim , Helga Timko (CERN) , Monica Bello (CERN)

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EPFL – Archizoom Station 15 1015 Lausanne–Switzerland

Unfortunately, due to unforseen circumstances this event has been postponed. Arts at CERN will announce the new date soon.

Presentation of art residence at CERN with Yunchul Kim and Helga Timko. An event hosted by Archizoom and Artlab in collaboration with Arts at CERN.

The Collide International Award is a collaboration between CERN and FACT (Liverpool), it is a unique opportunity for artists to spend dedicated time in one of the most important laboratories in the world, where crucial questions about nature are addressed. Ultimately, Collide proposes to transform the way art and science encounters are understood, to encourage a deep and critical understanding of art and science collaborations, and to challenge new modes of dialogue and enquiry across disciplines.

The Collide International Award was granted to South Korean artist, Yunchul Kim. His work focuses on research towards new materiality, the artistic potential of fluid dynamics and metamaterials. During his residency at CERN, he is developing his project proposal Cascade, which looks at the possibility of controlling the propagation of light through colloidal suspensions of photonic crystals.

Helga Timko is a Staff scientist working at CERN since 2009. She holds a PhD in theoretical physics, and has experience in accelerator, computational, and plasma physics. Helga is the artist's scientific partner, and has been working with Yunchul Kim during his residency at CERN.



17:30 Doors Open

18:00 Opening address by Monica Bello, Head of Arts at CERN; Luc Meier, EPFL ARTLAB Head of Content

18:10 Presentation by Yunchul Kim (KR), COLLIDE International Award winning artist 18:30 Presentation by Helga Timko (HU), CERN Accelerator physics, Scientific Partner for the artist

18:50 Discussion on art, science and technology moderated by Monica Bello, Head of Arts at CERN

19:10 Q&A session

19:30 Drinks Reception



EPFL – Archizoom

Station 15 1015 Lausanne–Switzerland

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