• Twenty-Seven Kilometres

O'Riley, Tim, 2013, Book, Twenty-Seven Kilometres Revolver, Berlin. ISBN 9783868952940

Abstract or Description:

Artist’s book featuring photographs taken during the final installation of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland. The majority of the book features 63 full-bleed photographs. It also includes Jorge Luis Borges' short story, 'On Exactitude in Science', reproduced alongside a text by Tim O'Riley, 'The Machine and the Object'. The designer was Hans-Joerg Pochmann, then a research student at the RCA.

Subjective response and reflection are fundamental to how one makes sense of the world and these form key strategies for assimilating and using the material generated. One of the book’s aims is to explore—from the viewpoint of a non-scientist—the human dimension to science and its status as both an ideal realm and a tangible practice. Perhaps above all, the intention is to look for those transient, poignant and often humorous responses that people have to the ‘machine’ and its make up.

Twenty-Seven Kilometres is published and distributed by Revolver, Berlin, and is available at multiple bookshops and galleries.

Subjects: Other > Physical Sciences > F300 Physics > F370 Nuclear and Particle Physics
Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art > W140 Printmaking
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2016 15:39
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 15:46
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/1981
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