Geneva, 29 April 2014. CERN1, the City and the Canton of Geneva have awarded the third Collide @ CERN-Geneva prize2 jointly for the first time to two artists - the guitarist Vincent Hanni3 who is a member of the band The Young Gods and the installation artist Rudy Decelière4.
The award was made for their detailed proposal to explore in sound how the analogue developed into the digital world at CERN, which this year celebrates its 60th anniversary.
In awarding the artistic duo the Collide @ CERN -Geneva prize, the jury5 recognised the entry by Rudy Decelière and Vincent Hanni as “being comprehensive and of great quality with strong attention to detail, and dedicated to their creative wish to explore the similarities and differences between the worlds of fundamental research and those of music/sound composition.”
"We're delighted to welcome not just one, but two artists for our sixth artist-in-residency in the Collide @ CERN programme", said CERN Director-General Rolf Heuer. "In our 60th anniversary year, we are eager to see how this artistic duo investigates the past and present of our laboratory with their eyes and ears."
Rudy Decelière and Vincent Hanni, who are expected to take up their three-month CERN residency in autumn 2014, said: “We are overjoyed about this residency and the future collaborations which can only enrich our research and our work. Also, having been at CERN’s kindergarten as a child, Vincent is particularly touched by the idea of returning soon to the place of his dreams.”
They are the third winners of the Collide @ CERN-Geneva award, which began in 2011 with a three-year partnership between CERN and the City and the Canton of Geneva.
The duo will have a scientific partner specially selected for them during their induction before the residency begins. This scientific partner will provide them with inspiration throughout their residency, which will also be described in a blog so that the public can follow their creative processes and encounters at the laboratory, including the interventions that every winning artist makes.
The residency is funded by the City and the Canton of Geneva in partnership with CERN. The insurance of all artists participating in the programme is sponsored by UNIQA SA.
Ariane Koek, CERN cultural specialist
For more information: Collide@CERN website