The Audio Cloud

The exhibition Entangle / Physics and the Artistic Imagination is accompanied by an audio cloud where five of the artists reflect on Light, Gravity, Matter, Time, and Space side by side with physicists from CERN and Harvard University on the same phenomena.

It's in the gaps as well as the connections between their individual reflections and different ways of knowing reality that the imagination grows and the creative process happens.

In each of the tracks you will hear separately recorded reflections by one physicist then followed by one artist on the same phenomena. The artist will also refer to one of their exhibits in the show. You are welcome to listen to the tracks via your smartphone in the exhibition here at Bildmuseet and you can borrow headphones from the reception desk if you don't have your own. You can also listen at home via your computer.

With thanks to all the artists and physicists who generously gave their time and expertise. The audio cloud was produced by Whistledown. Producers were Nathan Gower and Ariane Koek.

Introduction to the audio cloud

Curator Ariane Koek



Physicist Michael Doser and fashion designer Iris van Herpen



Physicist Bilge Demirköz and architect Sou Fujimoto



Physicist James Welles and artist Julius von Bismarck



Physicist/science historian Peter Galison and artist Solveig Settemsdal



Physicist Kate Shaw and artist Davide Quayola

  • Participating Physicists

    Dr Bilge Demirkoz is an astroparticle physicist and  professor of High Energy physics at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. She is also part of the AMS (Alpha-Magnetic Spectrometer) collaboration on the International Space Station. Since 2014 she has served on the board of Arts at Cern programme.

    Dr Michael Doser  is a senior research physicist at CERN  the European Centre for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland and  is spokesperson of the AEgIS experiment. He specializes in working with antimatter, using it either as a tool or as an object of study itself.  He was a founder member of the board for Arts at Cern (2019-2014)

    Dr Peter Galison is the Joseph Pellegrino University Professor in history of science and physics at Harvard University. His  numerous publications include Image and Logic: A Material Culture of Microphysics (1997) and Einstein's Clocks, Poincaré's Maps: Empires of Time.  In 2010 he began the collaboration with the artist William Kentridge which led to creation of what is considered William Kentridge's masterwork  -  'The Refusal of Time.'

    Dr Kate Shaw is an experimental particle physicist. She works at the University of Sussex, UK and at the International Centre of Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy. Her  main research is on the Atlas experiment on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

    Dr James Wells is Professor of Physics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. He works on particle physics theory - in particular about particles that could be created in the early universe as well as simulating those particle productions in laboratories on earth. He was involved in the first five years of the Arts at Cern programme, including as inspiration partner for the first Collide International artist in residence in 2012, Julius von Bismarck.