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Brighton Festival 2021: HALO

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Multiple dates from Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 to Friday, June 4th, 2021

Event Summary

A multisensory experience of matter formation in the early universe, by Brighton based artists Semiconductor
HALO is a large-scale immersive installation made by renowned Brighton based artist duo Semiconductor following a residency at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics.

This event is free of charge but you must reserve a place in advance of your visit. Places are available for one-hour slots between 12pm–8pm, Wed–Sun (plus Mon 31 May).

Step into an intricate mechanical structure operated by data collected at CERN which recreates the conditions shortly after the Big Bang. HALO is a multisensory experience of matter formation in the early universe generated through projections and sound played out upon hundreds of vertical piano strings. Allowing us to look at and listen to this data gives audiences a sense of something bigger than themselves, inspiring awe and wonder at the complexity of nature, and at the elaborate systems humans create to understand the world around them.

Semiconductor is Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt who are known for their innovative artworks which explore the material nature of our world and how we experience it through the lenses of science and technology, blending experimental moving image techniques, scientific research and digital technologies.

Price: Free event.

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Attenborough Centre For The Creative Arts (acca) Bn1 9ra
University Of Sussex, Falmer

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The event runs from 12:00pm to 8:00pm on the following dates.
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