Ars Electronica, Festival for Art, Technology and Society is a key yearly event in the field of media arts festivals. In 2011 Ars Electronica poses questions about origins through a comprehensive programme of talks, exhibitions, performances, interventions and concerts. The Particle is on show at the exhibition Origin, how it all begins, at Ars Electronica Center. The installation utilizes sound and light to create successive combinations of chaos and order, stability and disintegration.
In cooperation with CERN, an institution in which more than 8,000 scientists from many countries are at work expanding the boundaries of our knowledge and the origins of all matter, Ars Electronica Festival 2011 is dedicated to the research on the basic principles of the cosmos. Christine Schöpf and Gerfried Stocker manage the artists direction of Ars Electronica 2011.