“Nature of the Apparatus” presented by Henschke

  • ©ISEA2016: 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art, Chris Henschke, Nature of the Apparatus


Session Title:

  • Science and Art

Presentation Title:

  • Nature of the Apparatus




  • “Nature of the Apparatus” is a media art project currently in development, as part of Henschke’s art@CMS collaboration at CERN. The project uses video shot by Henschke in the Large Hadron Collider, manipulated in a way that uses the ‘sound’ of the particle beam to control the flow of the visuals. As well as conveying the almost overwhelming scale and complexity of the science and technology involved, the video seeks to express the relations between the apparatus and what it detects. Inspired by pioneer physicist Niels Bohr’s insights into the nature of particle physics, the audiovisual manipulation process used in essence folds the energy back into the device that produces it. Henschke will discuss his experiences and projects at CERN, and may also undertake a spontaneous demonstration of particle detection and amplification devices.