sub specie aeternitatis, 2014

sub specie aeternitatis, 2014

sub specie aeternitatis, 2014. Video installation. Credit: Colin Davidson













In an attempt to find meaning within the questions they are asked, a group of particle physicists consider the limitations of science, revealing their own philosophical confines. Issues of faith, consciousness and the laws of Nature are raised to illustrate the infinitely complex universe we live in.

sub specie aeternitatis was filmed at CERN, the international particle physics laboratory that operates the world’s largest and highest-energy particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The LHC is expected to address some of the most fundamental questions of physics, advancing human understanding of the deepest laws of Nature.

Thanks to the following physicists at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland: Hans Peter Beck, Diego Blas, Steven Goldfarb, Rolf Landua and Seth Zenz.

Thanks also to Panos Charitos (ALICE, CERN) and Ariane Koek (Arts@CERN).The exhibition at
 the Hatton Gallery is supported by ArtAV and the Newcastle Institute for Creative Arts Practice at Newcastle University.

Rosalind McLachlan was selected for Axisweb’s MAstars 2014. Read Matthew Hearn’s review of sub specie aeternitatis by clicking here or on the Axisweb logo below.

Read physicist Seth Zenz’s blog entry about sub specie aeternitatis here.