Alice is not only the name of the adventurous girl entering a hole in a tree to find herself in Wonderland. It’s also a scientific experiment of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN, the largest particle physics laboratory in Europe.
ALICE (acronym for A Large Ion Collider Experiment) is a heavy-ion detector on the ring of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) that analyses the effects of particle collisions. But, what does it have to do with Indissoluble?
After designing the Microcosm exhibition at the CERN’s main information point, our next project is the ALICE exhibition. Set inside of a large red container designed for the occasion, this exhibition has three parts: the model, the vitrine and the periscope. Everything is built in our headquarters in Barcelona before it travels to Switzerland to find its final destiny.
A real scale reproduction of a section of ALICE is the canvas for a videomapping that explains, with images and audio, the history, goals and performance of ALICE. This wood and PVC model is 10 metres long, 6 metres wide and 4 metres high, and it contains seven real parts of the ALICE detector placed on the spot where they are actually placed.
After testing it in our headquarters we can affirm that Alice would surely enjoy the immersive mapping experience of ALICE in the science wonderland.