Unlike previously understood, the last artwork by Venice high-school students featured in this blog, of a total of 39, is titled “Le prospettive della luce” (light’s perspectives). It is a video produced by Alberto Bentsik, Tommaso Moretti, and Samuele Tonello , students of the Liceo “G.B. Benedetti”. The students filmed themselves as they worked on a wooden board, and produced a high-speed video that shows their actions like in a movie from the nineteen-twenties. This allowed them to “document” their creative process, which is a bit mysterious as we only get to see them planting nails on the board and doing other slightly obscure operations on it. The board is shown below.
In the final frames of the video is shown the real result of their work – streaks of colour produced by red led lights shining on the board: that is their interpretation of the event displays of LHC proton-proton collisions. I must admit I was a bit puzzled by these images until I watched a bit more carefully the preparation phase in the first part of the video. But then I realized how the final images, on which the video unfortunately does not linger for long enough, do contain artistic value. Perhaps the criticism we can move to the students is that they should have highlighted a bit more the final result in their video. In any case, I like their effort and I hope you will too.