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The Visual Collider
2013–2009
with Marcus Neustetter


13 cities, 10 countries, 3 continents
 

 

March 9, 2013, Unisa Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa

March 7, 2013, Circa/Speke Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

December 15, 2012, Mediamatic Fabriek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

December 13, 2012, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands

December 11, 2012, Saana Gallery, Utrecht, The Netherlands

September 14, 2011, ISEA2011, Istanbul, Turkey

September 9, 2011, Machfeld Studio Gallery, Vienna, Austria

September 6- September 22, 2011, Enter Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia

September 1- September 9,2011, 2B Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

August 14- September 11, 2011, HICA, Scotland

March 2010, The Other Gallery, Banff, Canada

January, 2010, Alma on Dobbin, NY, US

September, 2009 Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Vela Luka, Croatia

On November 29, 2009, billions of subatomic particles were smashed together in nano-seconds inside the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s most powerful particle accelerator, designed to mimic the first moments of the Big Bang. In May 2011 the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) the world’s most powerful particle accelerator had finally uncovered the much sought-after subatomic particle  – “the God particle”. In the process billions of particles were smashed together in nano-seconds to recreate the first moments of the Big Bang.  Thousands of scientists worked for decades to achieve this scientific spectacle, “challenging those who seek confirmation of established knowledge, and those who dare to dream beyond the paradigm.” When Europe Large Hadron Collider (LHC) started up in 2008, particle physicists would not have dreamt of asking for something bigger until they got their US $5 billion machine to work. But with the 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson, the scientists are beginning to get excited about designing the Very Large Hadron Collider (VLHC). 

LHC is a fine example of fantasy and facts. Inspired and intrigued by the Large Hadron Collider mega project, we set out to create a visual collider for the images and impressions they produce individually. The Visual Collider, like the LHC, can produce data through reaction, some of which is measured and some of which we cannot comprehend or express.In our VC we present raw, spontaneous records that reflect more a momentary involvement that is simply juxtaposed with another. By applying a personal approach to the project we challenge mega-projects. At the actual Collider every function including research, development and production, is based on principles and systems. In contrast the artists’ method is spontaneous, immediate and intentionally unsystematic. Nevertheless there are significant junctures. LHC is an immense scientific venture –Czegledy and Neustetter ‘s deep interest in the intersection of arts, science and technology is a crossover point. While in the sciences it is prudent to build on fundamental facts with analytical precision, in reality these investigations are often permeated with the exploration of the unknown, reaching unexpected revelations. In artistic practice working with the bizarre, traveling towards unpredictable destinations is a regular pursuit. In science a negative experimental result might become valid as an anticipated outcome. These unexpected results including happy accidents often lead to significant alternate solutions or theories. The artist’s adjacent image-sets in their book titled the Visual Collider, reveal unconventional interpretations frequently through unforeseen collisions.

 

 


 
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