Herman Kolgen




Based on 2 years of collaboration with the researchers Jean-Charles Thomas then Thomas Roger, Herman Kolgen has conceived a system linked to an interpretation of the Ganil research activities for a visual and sound performance and installation. On stage, the system is linked in real time with the nuclear center.

Several prototypes have been made in Montreal and Europa Before his first public appearance with the scientists on may 12th at The Cargö.

The Ganil proceeds to study this phenomenon by colliding nuclei at very high speed, the basis is to crash beam at 100 000km/sec of heavy ions (elements whose the weight is located between the atom of carbon and the atom of uranium) into the nucleus targets, the effects of this bombardment are recorded by sensors, then studied in detail by the researchers.

Herman Kolgen conceptualizes a vision wich aims to express the research lead by Le Ganil, transposing this knowledge based on the real data with the purpose to create a visual and sound dynamic substance.


GANIL, ésam Caen/Cherbourg, le Cargö


> Le Tetris, Le Havre, 2018 > Recombinant Festival, San Francisco, 2018 > Biennale Aurora, Dallas, 2018 > Auditori, Barcelone, 2019 > Triennale EIM, Sporobole, Centre culturel de l’Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, 2019 > Stéréolux, Nantes, 2019 > Taïwan, Corée du Sud, 2020