Supersymetry, Ryoji Ikeda

An intense exploration of the intersections between music and visual art through mathematics, quantum mechanics and logic.

Ryoji Ikeda’s new project supersymmetry presents an artistic vision of the reality of Nature to visitors through an immersive and sensory experience. This project is a series of new works conceived as installation versions of his performance work ‘ superposition’ ( 2012 – ) and as a platform chronicling the process and outcome of his residency during 2014 – 15 at CERN in Geneva, home to the largest centre in the world for particle physics.

In particle physics, supersymmetry is a proposed extension of space-time symmetry that relates two basic classes of elementary particles – boson and fermion – and predicts a partner particle in the Standard Model to help explain why particles have mass. The Standard Model has worked beautifully to predict what experiments have shown so far about the basic building blocks of matter but physics recognise that it is incomplete. Supersymmetry is an extension of the Standard Model that aims to fill some of the gaps. It predicts a partner particle in the Standard Model: fixing the mass of the Higgs boson. If the theory is correct, supersymmetric particles should appear in collisions.

Ryoji Ikeda’s supersymmetry runs until 31 May , do not miss your last chance to visit the exhibition.

Opening hours: 12pm – 6pm (free entry)

Address: The Vinyl Factory Space at Brewer Street Car Park, London, W1F 0LA

Categories: Art