Superposition: physicists and artists in conversation

About Us

Superposition is a new artist-in-residence programme from the Institute of Physics which invites visual artists and physicists to work collaboratively to explore and contribute to the field of contemporary art.


Superposition 2013 sees Lyndall Phelps – an artist committed to research who works across a range of media to explore different sites, contexts and disciplines – partnering with Dr Ben Still a particle physicist from Queen Mary, University of London. Over nine months, Lyndall and Ben will be working together to interpret research in to fundamental particles, the smallest building blocks of nature.


Their conversations and individual responses are documented on the project blog, revealing their intellectual and creative journey together. A new artwork will grow out of this process and be presented during summer 2013 in a surprising London location.

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