artist-in-residence

From Fraction magazine, September 2021: Former Fermilab artist-in-residence Adam Nadel featured striking photos of an electron beam from a particle accelerator. In a recent issue of this magazine, he used a stream of subatomic electron particles interacting with the silver halide salt found in color photographic paper. The beam was generated on a LINAC electron particle accelerator at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory when Nadel was the resident artist in 2018.

From Noooz Hawk News (Santa Barbara, CA), August 1, 2021: Who knew data could be so beautiful? Fermilab’s 2021-22 artist-in-residence Mark Hirsch is working with scientists to gain inspiration on the mysteries of matter, energy, space and time.
Georgia Schwender, Fermilab’s art gallery curator said Hirsch is exploring ways that coding and art can combine to convey complex topics like science and math.

A man with brown chin-length hair in profile. He tucks his hair behind an ear with one hand and holds a small wire geometric sculpture in the other. He wears a dark outfit and is against a light gray wall.

Fermilab has selected California-based visual artist Mark Hirsch as its 2021-22 artist-in-residence. The program, now in its seventh year, connects physics and art. Hirsch, who uses computer models and coding for his art, will draw on his data visualization background to make Fermilab science more accessible and intriguing to the public.

From Yale University, Jan. 22, 2021: For his new piece of music, “MicroBooNE,” David Ibbett, Fermilab’s first composer-in-residence, collaborated with physics professor Bonnie Fleming through a series of discussions about the science behind the experiment that inspired the composition. The neutrino-inspired piece premiered on Dec. 8, 2020, as part of the Fermilab Arts and Lectures Series.

From WDCB’s First Light, Jan. 19, 2020: In this 13-minute radio piece, First Light host chats with Fermilab’s newest artists-in-residence Patrick Gallagher and Chris Klapper during their visit to the lab. While the science being done at Fermilab is amazing, if you’re not a particle physicist, that work can be difficult to understand. Making it understandable is one of the goals of the artist-in-residence program.