Collective Practices of Uncertainty

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Festival/Exhibition


Dark Matter Detectives: Listening in on the first few minutes of the Universe

18th -21st July 2022 AZALA
Rebecca Collins with Idoia Zabaleta & David G. Cerdeño & Miguel Álvarez-Fernández

Dark Matter Detectives: Listening in on the first few minutes of the Universe is an opportunity for artists, experimental composers, and particle physicists to foster intellectual companionship, share performative tactics, and uncover the poetics and emotional forces found in the tiniest (and invisible) components of our Universe. Through research-based inquiries, field explorations, collaborative tasks, deep listening, and compositional prompts the selected group will engage in a series of creative acts to disrupt disciplined ways of knowing. The mystery of the origins of our universe forms the focus of this three-day encounter and we will collectively probe the perceptive, philosophical, ontological, and epistemological challenges that this unresolved conundrum proposes. This experimental and interdisciplinary approach intentionally juxtaposes forms of thinking, describing, and making which rarely touch though that might, through collectively practising and embodying uncertainty, find new imaginative forms for understanding the dynamic interplay between the microscopic and macroscopic, the known unknowns and unknown knowns of the universe we inhabit.

Period18 Jul 202221 Jul 2022
Event typeWorkshop
LocationLasierra, SpainShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Practice as Research
  • Artistic Research
  • Art & Science
  • sound
  • Physics