NaN:Collider (2016)

An artwork by António Rafael and João Martinho Moura, devoted to the science and the arts.


Braga, Portugal Theatro Circo, Braga
30 September, 2016
Azores Islands, Portugal Auditório Museu Angra do Heroismo 13 October 2016
Valencia, Spain
12 May 2017, 2017
13 – 15 July 2017
Paris, France
24 July 2017
Berlin, Germany
September 2017


NaN is a numeric data type value representing an undefined or unrepresentable value. Collider refers to an opposite concept to that, something very concrete, used as a research tool in particle physics by accelerating particles to very high kinetic energy.

NaN:Collider is an artistic audiovisual performance exploring the aesthetic around space exploration.

In this project, the two artists propose the exploration of data, techniques, algorithms and representations produced in the context of research and development around space exploration, creating an imagined audiovisual presentation. The public will be invited to travel into a minimal aesthetic universe.

Video excerpts:

Vimeo link

Pictures: Paulo Nogueira