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Collide International Residency Award

Collide International is a major international residency programme created in collaboration between Arts at CERN and FACT. Between 2015 - 2018, the annual residency invited artists to further their artistic practice in connection with fundamental research at CERN in partnership with FACT in Liverpool.

Collide International is a major international residency programme created in collaboration between Arts at CERN and FACT. The annual residency invites artists to further their artistic practice in connection with fundamental research at CERN in partnership with a city leading in science.

Between 2015 - 2018, selected artists gained a highly regarded opportunity to spend time in one of the most important laboratories in the world, in a fully-funded residency, spending the first 2 months at CERN in Geneva, followed by 1 month at FACT in Liverpool. The competition is open to artists - of any age and from anywhere in the world - whose work reflects on the cultural and social understanding of science and advanced knowledge.

Following the 3 years of residencies at CERN and FACT, the selected artists presented their work in a new exhibition: Broken Symmetries. Since the exhibition premiered at FACT in 2018, it has toured to CCCB (Barcelona, Spain), iMAL (Brussels, Belgium), National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (Taiwan), Le Lieu Unique (Nantes, Frances) and Kumu (Tallinn, Estonia).

Cascade, 2018

Sculptural elements: Argos (Geiger–Müller tube, glass, aluminium, micro controller (480 x 400 mm)); Impulse (non-pulsating pump, solenoid valve, micro controller, acrylic, aluminium (2300 x 2000 mm)); Tubular (PDMS, micro tube (dimensions variable))

CØSMIC STRIKE, 2018

Tired Tantric Experiment (single-channel 3D film with sound (62:00 mins); Daybeds (foam-mattresses, bedspreads (dimensions variable); anaglyph 3D glasses; Sushumna Nadi Avatar (original neutrino horn from CERN)

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Exhibition

Broken Symmetries

Uncover the hidden aspects of our world in this new international exhibition.

Virtual Tour: Broken Symmetries

Explore a virtual tour of internationally touring exhibition, Broken Symmetries. Created in collaboration with Arts at Cern, this exhibition brings together artists who aim to understand and question the physical world by navigating the shifting realities of modern science.

by FACT

Broken Symmetries Gallery 1 Photo by Rob Battersby

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