FACT, Liverpool premieres Broken Symmetries, a new, international exhibition of artworks exploring the links between art and science, and how both can help to reveal hidden elements of our world.
The exhibition is made in collaboration with CERN from where Lea Porsager earlier this year was awarded the CERN Honorary Mentions part of the CERN Collide International Programme 2018.
FACT (FOUNDATION FOR ART AND CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY), LIVERPOOL UK
NOVEMBER 22 2018 - MARCH 3 2019
Lea Porsager presents for Broken Symmetries; CØSMIC STRIKE, 2018.
CØSMIC STRIKE explores the neutrino: an enigmatic, mysterious particle that challenges some of the models currently being researched in contemporary science. Tired Tantric Experiment (single-channel 3D video with sound (62:00 mins)); Daybeds (foam- mattresses, bedspreads (dimensions variable)); anaglyph 3D glasses; Sushumna Nadi Avatar (original neutrino horn from CERN (3250 x 700mm)) Lea Porsager seeks to associate spirituality, sensuality and language throughout her work, offering alternative means by which to experience and situate science today. An immersive 3D animation generates visions from a Tired Tantric Experiment, a 62 minute long Kundalini meditation undertaken by Porsager in one of CERN's empty offices. The visions are accompanied by the sound of a mantra ("Isht Sodhana Mantra Kriya") and a neutrino horn (here titled: Sushumna Nadi Avatar) from CERN's storage facility.
Lea Porsager's practice interweaves fabulation and speculation with a variety of mediums including film, sculpture, photography, and text. Her works encompass science, politics, feminism, and esotericism.
The work is developed as part of the Collide International Award, a partnership programme between Arts at CERN and FACT, and was co-produced by ScANNER. Supported by the Danish Arts Foundation. With special thanks to Joasia Krysa. Neutrino horn courtesy of The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN).
For more information : fact.co.uk
Lea Porsager, CØSMIC STRIKE, 2018, Broken Symmetries at FACT, Liverpool. Photo by Jon Barraclough.