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Particle Hunt is a multimedia
audio tour, which was exhibited
in 2016 at the Science Park in
Amsterdam during the exhibition
New Realism.

Click to listen to the audio tour

For the project New Realism, a selection of artists was connected to different scientists. Prof. dr. Marcel Merk of the Nikhef, the Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics, introduced me to the research question of his group: 'Why is there hardly any antimatter present in our universe?' As part of my extensive research for this project, I visited CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. The multimedia audio-tour Particle Hunt, led the spectator past 9 different site specific interventions at the Science Park and thus formed a ‘hunt’ looking for new ways to visualize and talk about the particle world.

Top left: First stop of the audio-tour. This birch tree was diagonally cut.
Bottom left: As one walked over to the second stop, the path of seashells is pointed out. Underneath your feet oyster shells and flint is cracking.
Right: Detail of the diagonally cut tree.

Photography Gert Jan van Rooij

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