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Bay Area Science Festival: Remaking the Universe using Particle Physics and Art

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QUARC (Quantum Art Crystal), 2010 Neon Tubes, Magnets, Switches, Starters.
Bay Area Science Festival: Remaking the Universe using Particle Physics and Art

800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco , CA 94133
November 3rd, 2011 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Workshop
WEBSITE:  
http://www.sfai.edu
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Financial District/Wharf
EMAIL:  
admissions@sfai.edu
PHONE:  
415 749 4500
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue 11-7; Wed-Sat 11-6; Open until 7:30 pm on lecture nights
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
COST:  
FREE

DESCRIPTION

Remaking the Universe using Particle Physics and Art is presented by the Bay Area Science Festival in conjunction with the exhibition Think Art-Act Science, on view at the San Francisco Art Institute through November 12. 

As part of the Swiss artists-in-labs program, Christian Gonzenbach completed an immersive residency in the lab of Martin Pohl at the University of Geneva and at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). The resulting work QUARC (Quantum Art Crystal) is a mechanical random generator, symbolizing the interaction of particles and their surrounding space. During the collaborative process it became apparent that for both the scientist and the artist, observation, reflection, and experimentation were the underlying and fundamental principles of their work. With QUARC Gonzenbach has created a powerful image and metaphor for the mysteries that seemingly will always surround the human quest for reasonable answers to unresolved questions of our universe.