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Arnolfini - est 1961

Fri 4 – Sun 20 Apr 10.00am – 6.00pm


Brilliant Noise

Dark Studio


Semiconductor’s stunning new sound and video installation investigates our perception of the natural world. During a five-month fellowship at NASA’s Space Sciences Laboratory, Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt explored the techniques, materials and philosophies used by scientists to discover near-space. This new work reveals worlds beyond our sensory awareness which probe the limits of human understanding and experience including images of the sun and visual representations of magnetic fields.

Arts Council England International Artists Fellowship Programme: Art and Space Science at the UC Berkeley Space Sciences Lab., University of California, U.S.A. In partnership with the Leonardo network and NASA.

Fri 4 Apr 7.30pm

Semiconductor Live Performance

£3.00/£2.00 concs

Accompanying the launch of the Brilliant Noise exhibition at Arnolfini, Semiconductor present a digital sound performance drawing on the materials and technologies employed in its creation.

Sat 5 Apr 3.00pm

Semiconductor Presents: Chris Davis, Solar Physicist

£3.00/£2.00 concs

Space scientist Chris Davis from the Science & Technology Facilities Council will reveal the science behind the solar images as well as current NASA missions to the sun. He will also answer questions from the audience. Brilliant Noise is accompanied by a DVD catalogue, Worlds in Flux, which showcases works from the past five years and includes 10 alternative soundtracks to the installation by commissioned artists and musicians.

Semiconductor talk about their work on 7 April at Watershed as part of the Creative Technology Network. Visit for details.