A meeting of multi-messenger astrophysics shares the stage with a contemporary artist.
On March 29 at CERN, Geneva, Luca Pozzi will present his project Blazing Quasi-Stellar Object organized by curatorial duo Francesco Urbano Ragazzi as the 4th chapter of the INTERNET SAGA.
The Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT) Spring Collaboration Meeting, which every year brings together more than 150 astrophysicists to discuss analysis of data collected by the Fermi satellite telescope, will host a site specific Lecture performance.
Through a rich visual setup of digital animations, videos and slides, the work guides the audience in an analysis of the”Bacchus and Ariadne” late Renaissance masterpiece focusing on the complex stratification of the symbolisms. The coexistence of information, stories and differing temporal planes draws this painting closer to the frontiers of multi-messanger astrophysics.
In the field of multi-messanger astrophysics indeed, a single cosmic event is observed in many different wavelengths providing a wide range of information allowing a unified interpretation to be revealed. This inter-disciplinary work is not based so much on data analysis or the acquisition of a method but on a deep investigation of the aesthetics and nature of information itself.
Be it painting or astrophsyics, it’s the exchange of information that determines the infinite layers of reality that the human mind can imagine.
The final out-put is a Podcast available on the CERN web site, intended as an artwork: