Alison Gill – "To See a World", an exhibition of new sculpture and works on paper

Wednesday, 11 December 2013
from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
in the Library, bldg. 52 1-052

"Sculpture stories and invisible things"

How might the presence of an artist influence the CMS experiment? And how does the LHC change the artist and the work they make? Over the last two decades, I have worked with a wide range of media to create both sculpture and drawing. The interdisciplinary approach that I have taken has often involved engagement and dialogues with scientists. Through my art, I explore the stories we tell to make sense of things that seem beyond our conscious grasp, taking familiar objects and materials and re-purposing, casting or altering the meaning. Underlying themes have included folklore, beliefs and methods used in the pursuit of transcendence. Knots, Klein bottles and Möbius strips have also been used for their topological, emotive and metaphysical associations. I try to scrutinise the world around me to find hidden meanings and use humour to provoke thought, elicit curiosity and wonder. I will examine the parallels between my work as an artist and that of the CMS scientist. I will also describe the challenges of making a sculpture for CMS and how it has produced the conditions for a new body of work.

Meet Alison Gill at the CERN Library on Wednesday, 11 December at 4 p.m.

*Coffee will be served at 3:30 p.m.*

Alison Gill – "To See a World", an exhibition of new sculpture and works on paper. Point 5, CMS (Cessy, France), opening December 12 at 7 p.m.