Ryoji Ikeda’s new project supersymmetry presents an artistic vision of the reality of Nature though an immersive and sensory experience to the visitors.
This project is a series of new work conceived as installation versions of his performance work “superposition” (2012-) and as a platform to update the process and outcome of his forthcoming residence during 2014-15 at CERN in Geneva where is the largest center in the world for particle physics.
In particle physics, supersymmetry is a proposed extension of space-time symmetry that relates two basic classes of elementary particles: boson and fermion, and predicts a partner particle in the Standard Model, to help explain why particles have mass. The Standard Model has worked beautifully to predict what experiments have shown so far about the basic building blocks of matter, but physicists recognize that it is incomplete. supersymmetry is an extension of the Standard Model that aims to fill some of the gaps. It predicts a partner particle in the Standard Model. These new particle would solve a major problem with the Standard Model – fixing the mass of the Higgs boson. If the theory is correct, supersymmetric particles should appear in collisions at the LHC of CERN, Geneva.