ISOTOPP / INSTALLATION

BASED ON 2 YEARS OF COLLABORATION WITH THE RESEARCHERS JEAN-CHARLES THOMAS THEN THOMAS ROGER, HERMAN KOLGEN HAS CONCEIVED A SYSTEM LINKED TO AN INTERPRETATION OF THE GANIL RESEARCH ACTIVITIES FOR A VISUAL AND SOUND PERFORMANCE AND INSTALLATION. ON STAGE, THE SYSTEM IS LINKED IN REAL TIME WITH THE NUCLEAR CENTER.

SEVERAL PROTOTYPES HAS BEEN MADE IN MONTREAL AND EUROPA BEFORE HIS FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE WITH THE SCIENTISTS ON MAY 12TH AT THE CARGO.

LE GANIL PROCEEDS TO STUDY THIS PHENOMENON BY COLLIDING NUCLEI AT VERY HIGH SPEED. THE BASIS IS TO CRASH BEAM AT 100 000 KM/SEC OF HEAVY IONS (ELEMENTS WHOSE THE WEIGHT IS LOCATED BETWEEN THE ATOM OF CARBON AND THE ATOM OF URANIUM) INTO THE NUCLEUS TARGETS. THE EFFECTS OF THIS BOMBARDMENT ARE RECORDED BY SENSORS, THEN STUDIED IN DETAIL BY THE RESEARCHERS.

HERMAN KOLGEN CONCEPTUALIZES A VISION WHICH AIMS TO EXPRESS THE RESEARCH LEAD BY LE GANIL, TRANSPOSING THIS KNOWLEDGE BASED ON REAL DATA WITH THE PURPOSE TO CREATE A VISUAL AND SOUND DYNAMIC SUBSTANCE.

+++++++

ISOTOPP, PRODUCED BY HERMAN KOLGEN AND STATION MIR (NORMANDY), IS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE CANADIAN ARTIST HERMAN KOLGEN WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE CITY OF CAEN, NORMANDY, LE DÔME, LE GRAND ACCÉLÉRATEUR NATIONAL D’IONS LOURDS (GANIL), LE CARGÖ BACKUP BY THE FONDATION MÉCÈNES CAEN NORMANDIE, SO NUMÉRIQUE, L’ÉCOLE SUPÉRIEURE DES ARTS & MÉDIAS DE CAEN/CHERBOURG (ÉSAM) AND LE CONSEIL DES ARTS ET DES LETTRES DU QUÉBEC.

Creation: Herman Kolgen
Production: Herman Kolgen + Station MIR
SCIENTISTS : JEAN-CHARLES THOMAS + THOMAS ROGER // GANIL
CODING + ELECTRONICS: PATRICK SAINT-DENIS + JEAN PHILIPPE PIERRE LOUIS + LUCAS PARIS