Arts and Science

Presentation by Artist Cassandre Poirier-Simon

by Cassandre Poirier-Simon, Maria Dimou (CERN), Julian Calo (CERN)

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Established in 2011, CERN’s the official arts programme engages with art at the cutting edge of scientific research. It offers a whole series of activities around arts and science at CERN, with a clear focus on four artistic research residencies and three artists' visits per year: Collide, Accelerate and Guest Artists programmes.

Cassandre Poirier-Simon was selected by the jury of Collide Geneva 2016 and she was artist in residency at CERN from November 2016 to January 2017. Cassandre is a designer working in the field of digital writing and experimental narratives with digital media. Besides her work in outreach and educational digital games, she focuses her research in digital narrations and poetry and she specialises in the structure of stories (content and reading system). She came to CERN with an interest in the structures of space and time and the intention to map stories on them. In March, shortly after the end of her residency, she run a workshop at CERN in which participants explored the narration structures in space using Google Street View as a playground. Four projects came out of this experience where twelve participants proposed different approaches to this.

15:00 Welcome  by Julian Calo, coordinator of Arts at CERN
15:10 Presentation by the artist Cassandre Poirier-Simon, with the participation of her scientific partner, Maria Dimou.
15:45 Q&A Session

During this presentation, Cassandre will discuss her work and research during the three-month residency at CERN, and the topics discovered during the workshop with the participants: treasure hunting, windows through the future, timelines mapped in space and famous people behind the street names are the four paths explored by the participants.

Access Cassandre's CERN blog here:
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