(c) Photo: Denise Schellmann

The Nonessential Essential

The Force of Embodiment, a hypothesis about a new fundamental force in nature and the
intrinsic capacity of matter to reincarnate.

Written from the perspective of an artist immersed in the scientific world, its language and theories and in collaboration with scientists from CERN. The artistic work presents the visualization and study of the hypothetical force, compared to the known and proven forces, the electroweak or electromagnetic force, the strong force and the gravitational force. The proposed Force of Embodiment is impossible to prove scientifically but is coherent to the discourse of particle physics. Qualified as “poetic but not scientific” in the physics world, and being proud of this qualification, this hypothesis opens up a discussion on how far arts can imagine into the world of particle physics.

In collaboration with art@CMS of CERN http://artcms.web.cern.ch/artcms/
Exhibited at:
ORIGIN Poetics 2019 by art@CMS, 24–26th June 2019, CERN main building, Esplanade des Particules 1, 1217 Meyrin, Switzerland
ORIGIN Poetics 2019 at the European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics (EPS-HEP), 11–17th July 2019, KASK Campus Bijloke - Zwarte Zaal, Jozef Kluyskensstraat 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

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The Nonessential Essential
June 24, 2019