Arts @ CERN: new artists in residence and three open calls

Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt, two British artists collaborating under the name “Semiconductor”, are this year’s recipients of the Collide @ CERN Ars Electronica Award (Image: Matthias H. Risse)

This week marks the start of a two-month CERN residency for Collide @ CERN Ars Electronica winners “Semiconductor”, a British artist duo of Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerdhardt. During their residency, Gerhardt and Jarman aim to create a digital artwork elaborating on the nature of the world and our perception of it. Out of 161 projects from 53 countries, the jury awarded Semiconductor for their broad sense of speculation, complexity and wonder. Previous recipients of this award are German artist Julius von Bismarck, American artist Bill Fontana and Japanese-French artist Ryoji Ikeda.

In addition, three new open calls give more artists a chance to immerse themselves in the research of particle physics and its community. Through the Accelerate @ CERN programme, and with the support of The Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation from the United Arab Emirates and Rupert, Centre for Art and Education in Vilnius, Lithuania, two open calls give the chance for an Emirati visual artist and a Lithuanian artist to come to CERN for a fully funded one-month research stay.

The latest Collide @ CERN Geneva call, funded by the City and Canton of Geneva, opens to digital writers who were born, live or work in the Geneva region, and would like to win a three-month residency where scientific and artistic creativity collide.

Artists can submit applications online via the Arts @ CERN website up to 11 January 2016.