Someone Filmed An Opera Inside The Large Hadron Collider

Someone Set An Opera Inside The Large Hadron Collider

It's difficult enough explaining the beginning of the universe using words, now imagine trying to do it through the mediums of music and dance.

Well one brave filmmaker has endeavoured to do just that. "Symmetry" is the work of director Ruben van Leer and follows the life of Lukas, a researcher at the Large Hadron Collider.

Lukas finds himself struggling to come to terms with the huge science that is at play around him. To help bring him back from his disillusionment, Lukas forms a bond with the voice of Claron, a singer and dancer who is able to take him to the point when the universe began.

This is the first time that CERN has allowed such comprehensive access to the world's largest particle accelerator and if nothing else, it's a compelling view of a research installation that wants to recreate the big bang.

Bordering between the literal and the interpretive worlds of art, "Symmetry" isn't going to be for everyone. For those of you who want to see something utterly different though this looks to be a true merger between science and art.

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