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

The two artists propose the exploration of data, techniques, algorithms, and representations inspired in the context of research and development around space exploration, creating an imaginary audio-visual concert. The public will be invited to travel into a minimal aesthetic universe. NaN is a numeric data type value representing an undefined or unpresentable value, something impossible to calculate. 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. During 30 minutes, the artists take the public for a travel in the deep space, starting in the earth, exploring spiral galaxy formations and finishing in a mysterious kind of black hole, a minimal aesthetic universe.


Braga, Portugal Theatro Circo, Braga:
30 September 2016
Azores Islands, Portugal:
13 October 2016
Viana do Castelo, Portugal:
6 May  2017

Valencia, Spain:
12 May 2017
Beijing, China:
20 May 2017

Dumfries, Scotland:
23 June 2017
Paris, France:
26 July 2017
Cascais, Portugal, LUMINA:
22-24 September 2017

Berlin, Germany, Musikbrauerei Prenzlauer Berg:
4th October 2017 (NaN:Collider with Miguel Pedro)
GNRation, Braga:
25th November 2017 (NaN:Collider with Miguel Pedro)
Madeira DIG Festival:
1st December 2017 (NaN:Collider with Miguel Pedro)
Criatek Aveiro:
25th May 2018
7th EAI International Conference: ArtsIT, Braga, Theatro Circo:
25th October 2018 (NaN:Collider with Miguel Pedro)
Festival Y#14 – Festival de Artes Performativas 2018, Covilhã, Teatro das Beiras:
15th November 2018


NaN:Collider picture gallery (link: Flickr)

Pictures: Paulo Nogueira

NaN:Collider - João Martinho Moura and António Rafael. Exhibition in Beijing, China

video description: NaN:Collider exhibition at The Stove, in Dumfries, Scotland.
View from the cockpit (João Martinho Moura & António Rafael, 2017)