A few months ago, nuClock joined the FEAT initiative to explore the interplay between arts and sciences. The cooperation with artist Kerstin Ergenzinger of Berlin will come to life at the upcoming Ars Electronica exhibition in Linz, Austria. Ars Electronica is the world’s largest and most influential exhibition of digital art. Held annually since 1979, it is set up as a 4-day festival with a focus on the interface between arts, electronics, and society. The motto of this year’s meeting is “RADICAL ATOMS and the alchemists of our time”: what a picture-perfect setting for our nuClock work! The event will last from September 8 through 10, and is expected to attract 600 exhibitors and 100.000 visitors.
nuClock will be featured on the opening day, Thursday Sept. 8. At first, Kerstin Ergenzinger and Simon Stellmer will have an interview with Annick Bureaud, which will later morph into a video blog. Later, the two will present the concept of nuClock’s first piece of art: an installation that builds on earlier “navigating noise” artwork. In addition, Thorsten Schumm will join a podium discussion on arts and sciences.
To prepare for the exhibition, Simon Stellmer spent a two-day visit at Kerstin Ergenzinger’s studio in Berlin last week. In turn, Mrs. Ergenzinger visited the MLS facility in Berlin-Adlershof, where a joined TU WIEN / PTB experiment is currently prepared to search for the Th-229 isomer transition. This measurement – detecting a faint signal on top of large background noise – is the inspiration for the joint artwork.