The Duo Semiconductor Turns Subatomic Data Into a Sculpture for Art Basel
Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt of Semiconductor. Courtesy of the artists and Audemars Piguet.
The inspiration for this work was the wonderful chiming watches that they discovered while touring the Swiss watch factory Audemars Piguet, commissioners of the project. This experience made them to realized that they could make a “big chiming time sculpture.”
Their site-specific work titled HALO, is in the form of a 13-foot tall and 33-foot-wide cylinder that converts subatomic data into a visual and aural work producing an acoustic manifestation of particles colliding.
Read more about the team and their fascinating work here.
Dr. Stéphanie C. Jeanjean is an art historian and curator who received her MA from Bourgogne University, in France, and her PhD from the Graduate Center of CUNY, The City University of New York. Her recent work has addressed the relationship between the viewer and the screen and the institutionalization of video art and the projected image, and more specifically feminist militant video and Art Sociologique (from France in the 1970s), and more recent relational and new media contemporary art. She has spoken on these topics in various conferences in France, USA (CAA, SECAC), UK (Tate Britain), and South Korea (KAIST). She has published in journals (last in Afterall, London, summer 2011) and has curated screening of early French video at The Kitchen (NY, 2012) and Brecht Forum (Brooklyn, 2014). Her most recent publications are the reprint of her essay: “Disobedient Video in the 1970s: Video Production by Women’s Collectives” in Hilary Robinson ed., Feminism-Art-Theory (2015) and “Socio-Ecologico-Critico Intruders in the History of Early French Video” in François Bovier and Adeena Mey eds., Cinema in the Expanded Field (2016). She currently teaches Modern and Contemporary Art History at Pace University and New Jersey City University and is a Gallery Educator at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
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