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Field Works, a discussion with artists-in-residence

Alan Bogana and Nicole L’Huillier, two artists-in-residence at CERN and in the astronomical observatories of Chile, present their exploratory work

Artists Alan Bogana (Switzerland) and Nicole L’Huillier (Chile) are participating in the first edition of Simetría, an exchange residency between CERN and the Chilean astronomical observatories.

The artists will present their exploratory works in a discussion entitled Field Works, facilitated by Mónica Bello, curator and head of Arts at CERN. A theme in Alan Bogana’s art is the behaviour of light – real and speculative – and his residency research focuses on the conceptualisation and detection of dark matter. Observation is one of the motifs being explored by Nicole L’Huillier; she inquires into the ghostly natures of both infinitely small particles and large astronomical phenomena. The conversation will provide insights on how the artists gather and evaluate information and experiences during their residencies. It will reveal how laboratories and observatories don’t function only as research spaces for scientists but how they also inspire artistic collaborations and innovations.

Simetría is a collaboration between Arts at CERN, ALMA, ESO and the Chilean Corporation of Video and Electronic Arts, made possible by support from the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia through its exchange programme COINCIDENCIA, and from Chile’s Ministry for Culture, the Arts and Heritage, through its New Media Area.

Field Works: Alan Bogana & Nicole L’Huillier, presented by Mónica Bello
3 July, 6.30 p.m.
Centre de la Photographie Genève
BAC Auditoire, 28 rue des Bains, 1205 Genève
Free entry