Arkanian Shenron is a project consisting of a bronze sculpture, imagined as a convergence point of different disciplines like Theoretical Physics, Quantum computing, Art, and Multi-Messenger Cosmology. Inspired by the figure of the dragon Shenron from the Dragon Ball manga, the sculpture, through a particle detector of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) connected to a rudimentary artificial intelligence, perceives the passage of muons and converts them into a Twitter message. The physical component of the work is located in Mezzano (TN), in a Dolomites mountain tunnel that supplies the town with water. The Twitter profile is inhabited by a 3D avatar version of the sculpture on the following address: https: //twitter.com/arkanianshenron

Installation view Stol, 3, Dolomites, Mezzano, Italy. [Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Bronze sculpture, INFN particle detector, messaging software, internet connection, twitter profile, PLA component, blue leds, dedicated web site.
Dim:70x40x40 cm.
Photo Credit: Valerio Panella.

[Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Digital Avatar for the Twitter profile of the bronze sculpture. Render Credit: Massimo Russo and Luca Pozzi.

[Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/arkanianshenron

[Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Digital Avatar for the Twitter profile of the bronze sculpture.
Detail:Loop Quantum Gravity Crown / Multi-Messenger Cosmology Eyes.
Render Credit: Massimo Russo and Luca Pozzi.

[Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Digital Avatar for the Twitter profile of the bronze sculpture.
Detail: IBM Quantum Computer Component.
Render Credit: Massimo Russo and Luca Pozzi.

[Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Digital Avatar for the Twitter profile of the bronze sculpture.
Detail:Loop Quantum Gravity Crown.
Render Credit: Massimo Russo and Luca Pozzi.

[Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Digital Avatar for the Twitter profile of the bronze sculpture.
Detail:Loop Quantum Gravity Crown.
Render Credit: Massimo Russo and Luca Pozzi.

[Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Digital Avatar for the Twitter profile of the bronze sculpture.
Detail: Standard Model Particle Diagram.
Render Credit: Massimo Russo and Luca Pozzi.

[Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Digital Avatar for the Twitter profile of the bronze sculpture.
Detail: Piero Della Francesca’s angels wings from “La Madonna del Parto” Renaissance painting.
Render Credit: Massimo Russo and Luca Pozzi.

[Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Digital Avatar for the Twitter profile of the bronze sculpture.
Detail: Piero Della Francesca’s angels wings from “La Madonna del Parto” Renaissance painting.
Render Credit: Massimo Russo and Luca Pozzi.

[Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Digital Avatar for the Twitter profile of the bronze sculpture.
Detail: Piero Della Francesca’s angels wings from “La Madonna del Parto” Renaissance painting.
Render Credit: Massimo Russo and Luca Pozzi.

[Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Digital Avatar for the Twitter profile of the bronze sculpture.
Detail: Piero Della Francesca’s angels wings from “La Madonna del Parto” Renaissance painting.
Render Credit: Massimo Russo and Luca Pozzi.

[Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Digital Avatar for the Twitter profile of the bronze sculpture.
Detail: Piero Della Francesca’s angels wings from “La Madonna del Parto” Renaissance painting.
Render Credit: Massimo Russo and Luca Pozzi.

[Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Digital Avatar for the Twitter profile of the bronze sculpture. Render Credit: Massimo Russo and Luca Pozzi.

[Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Digital Avatar for the Twitter profile of the bronze sculpture.
Render Credit: Massimo Russo and Luca Pozzi.

[Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Digital Avatar for the Twitter profile of the bronze sculpture.
Detail: Medardo Rosso’s smiling children faces.
Render Credit: Massimo Russo and Luca Pozzi.

[Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Digital Avatar for the Twitter profile of the bronze sculpture. Render Credit: Massimo Russo and Luca Pozzi.

[Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Digital Avatar for the Twitter profile of the bronze sculpture.
Detail: Non Commutative Geometry Diagram.
Render Credit: Massimo Russo and Luca Pozzi.