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Halo Workshops, Brighton Festival


Halo Workshops, Brighton Festival






Brighton (UK)



Brighton Festival has sadly been cancelled due to Covid-19. Lighthouse is currently working to reschedule these events. More information on this will be announced as soon as possible. They have not taken this decision lightly, but believe it to be the best for the sake of the community to make proactive changes while they have the chance to reduce health risks to artists, guests and everyone connected to the event. The Lighthouse team is still very excited to share with you what they have planned, and would like to emphasise that this is not a cancellation.

Two participatory workshops around a multi-sensory, immersive installation created using data from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

HALO Young People’s Workshop
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

Saturday 2nd May,1.30pm – 4.30pm
Free, booking required:
Age 11-16

Creative workshop with innovative art educators Leap Then Look responding to Semiconductor’s HALO. Young people are invited to experiment with sound, object and performance making, using a wide range of materials and tools to explore the way that HALO translates scientific data.

HALO Family Drop-in Workshop with Leap Then Look
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

Sunday 3rd May, 12pm – 4pm
Free, no booking required.
Age 5 and up

Innovative art workshop leaders Leap Then Look invite families with children of all ages (recommended age 5 and up) to drop-in and take part in a hands-on workshop where you can create your own artwork in response to HALO. Experiment with sound, object and performance making, using a wide range of materials and tools.

About HALO

HALO is a large-scale immersive installation made by renowned Brighton based artist duo Semiconductor following a residency at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics. Step into an intricate mechanical structure operated by data collected at CERN which recreates the conditions shortly after the Big Bang.

HALO is a multisensory experience of matter formation in the early universe generated through projections and sound played out upon hundreds of vertical piano strings. Allowing us to look at and listen to this data gives audiences a sense of something bigger than themselves, inspiring awe and wonder at the complexity of nature, and at the elaborate systems humans create to understand the world around them.
Semiconductor is Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt who are known for their innovative artworks which explore the material nature of our world and how we experience it through the lenses of science and technology, blending experimental moving image techniques, scientific research and digital technologies.

HALO is at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts 2nd – 6th May, 12pm – 8pm.

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