Herman Kolgen’s ISOTOPP


Here’s a sneak preview of lauded Quebec-based sound bender Herman Kolgen‘s latest work, a performance/installation based on two years of collaboration with researchers Jean-Charles Thomas and then Thomas Roger. The ‘sonic scientist’ is ever-reinventing himself and has conceived a system linked to an interpretation of the GANIL research activities for a visual and sound performance and installation. On stage, the system is linked in real time with the laboratory.

DYNAMIC + DIMENSIONAL: Isotopp goes much deeper into an exploratory space where a/v and science perfectly collide. Le GANIL proceeds to study this phenomenon by colliding nuclei at very high speed. The basis is to crash beam at 100000 km/sec of heavy ions (elements whose the weight is located between the atom of carbon and the atom of uranium) into the nucleus targets. The effects of this bombardment are recorded by sensors, then studied in detail by the researchers.


Ladies & Gentlemen, hold on to your seat.


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