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Dark Matters


The University of Melbourne is featuring the groundbreaking exhibition Dark Matters, which unravels the mystery of dark matter through an immersive fusion of arts and science. Developed in collaboration with Arts at CERN and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics, this exhibition is the first Australian partnership with the globally acclaimed Arts at CERN program.

Dark Matters emerges from the unique combination of creativity and particle physics, bringing together artists and scientists to delve into the unfathomable world of dark matter. Curated with Monica Bello, Head of Arts at CERN, the exhibition showcases a collection of novel arts and science explorations that grapple with dark matter’s intangible and perplexing nature. Some of the artworks that endeavour to redefine our understanding of reality include:

Chroma V by the South Korean music producer and artist Yunchul Kim. The giant 50-metre-long sculpture folds in on itself in an intricate knot, made of metal and materials derived from techniques Kim explored in collaboration with material scientists.

When Accelerators Turn into Sweaters by the Lithuanian artist Julijonas Urbonas. Ethereal knitworks replicate CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. Inspired by quantum magnetic levitation, this mesmerising display turns scientific concepts into a captivating spectacle.

And Mystery Box by the Australian collaborators Dr. Vyom Sharma, comedian Lawrence Leung, and magician Dom Chambers. The enchanting and thought-provoking interactive display steps you into a world of wonder as you’re invited to decipher the enigmatic contents of a captivating arcane aquarium.

Dark Matters is an unmissable exhibition that blurs the boundaries between art and science. Don’t miss out on the chance to explore the captivating complexities of dark matter and the universe it inhabits.

The exhibition closes on the 12th of December. For more details visit the Science Gallery Melbourne website: https://melbourne.sciencegallery.com/dark-matters


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