“The root reason why I am an artist is the same as it would be for being a scientist: finding out what there is out in the world and how I can contribute to our understanding of it. I am interested in making science sense-able – through the body and its senses…”
The 28 year old German artist was in residence at CERN for two months Spring 2012, followed by a production residency to develop his ideas with the transdiscipinary Futurelab team, Ars Electronica, Linz. Julius's residency was followed by the first Collide@CERN Geneva prizewinner for Choreography and Performance, the swiss choreographer, Gilles Jobin.
Arts@CERN is involved in many collaborations and outstanding cultural partnerships. See our gallery for example.
CERN has appointed its first Honorary Cultural Advisory Board for the Arts to advise on arts engagement – comprising Beatrix Ruf, Director of Kunsthalle Zurich; Serge Dorny, Director-General of Lyon Opera House; Frank Madlener, Director of IRCAM, Paris; Christoph Bollman, Director of Art for Geneva, and Dr. Michael Doser, CERN scientist. They meet three times per year to evaluate projects which wish to work with CERN and apply for external funding to do so. See Contact for further details.
Particle physics and the arts are inextricably linked: both are ways to explore our existence – what it is to be human and our place in the universe. The two fields are natural creative partners for innovation in the 21st century." Ariane Koek, International Arts@CERN and creator of Collide@CERN artists residency scheme.