This Huge Art Installation Is Inspired By The LHC

This Huge Art Installation Is Inspired By The LHC

The Amer­ican artist Peter Halley has taken over 460m² of the Schirn Kunsthalle exhibition hall in Frank­furt, turning its huge rotunda into a futuristic exploration of architecture and space that’s inspired in part by the LHC.

Images: Hannelore Foerster / Stringer

Best known for his Day-Glo paintings from the 1980s, Halley use similar vivid glowing colours in this instal­la­tion too. While developing it, he apparently thought about other structures that shared the geometry the Schirn’s rotunda, settling on the Large Hadron Collider. He apparently “imag­ined the Rotunda itself as a high-energy collider full of explo­sive energy bathed in light,” according to the Schirn.

Called The Schirn Ring, the installation is open to the public from May 12 to August 21.

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