Meghan Moe Beitiks’ ‘Intra-Active Hitmap’ on 15th floor

Artist Meghan Moe Beitiks stands in front of “Intra-Active Hitmap,” now on display on the 15th floor of Wilson Hall. Photo: Georgia Schwender, OC

Meghan Moe Beitiks, the artist behind the recent Water Street Studio exhibit “Observations of Final States in Interactions,” has made one of her pieces available to anyone who comes on the Fermilab site. Pictured above, “Intra-Active Hitmap” is now on display in the movie theater in the northeast corner of Wilson Hall’s 15th floor. The work will be up until next year.

After interviewing four Fermilab experimental physicists and filming them at work at their desks, Beitiks infused a neutrino hitmap showing particle tracks recorded by the MINERvA detector with imagery of physicists and their work environments. Based on Karen Barad’s concept of “intra-action”— in which all mutually entangled matter is defined through relationships — “Intra-Active Hitmap” depicts the interactions of the artist and the physicists with their particle detectors and workspaces.