Chris Klapper & Patrick Gallagher – 2020

Virtual exhibit

#DATAATADATA : Angular Momentum

Feb. 1 – April 29, 2022

A show exploring the science and research of the fundamental nature of reality. Inspired by the Muon g-2 experiment and the precise understanding of neutrinos, this show explores vibrations, spherical oscillations, data and the infinitely small scale of the universe.

During our residency at Fermilab we were able to get an up close look at the cutting edge of science and technology. Given the opportunity to witness the very tip of discovery, we have taken this information and decoded it into a visual representation.

Employing photons as our medium in the form of holographic projections, we explore light as a way of expressing immense ideas such as atomic orbitals and spherical harmonics.

The use of Max/MSP, a mathematical operational visual program, allows us to create animations that illustrate particle wave functions.

Why are Art and Music at Fermilab? 

February 9, 2022 Wednesday 7:30pm CT – Virtual

Presented as part of Fermilab’s Family Open House

Free but registration is required


Fermilab Arts & Lectures – At Home

Artists as translators: Expressing immense ideas on a human scale

They will be discussing their work and the creative process of translating complex subjects such as infinity, scale and time.

In 2014 they began their series Dataatadata, a play on Dadaism, centering on the beauty of information and the poetry of numbers, and how they can be used to express immense ideas in a visual and experiential way.

Decoding subjects such as higher dimensional math and particle physics has become the focus of their current work.  They will be discussing their experience at Fermilab and their deep dive into the quantum universe, as they search for larger narratives and meaning in the complex and elusive world of particle physics.

by Chris Klapper & Patrick Gallagher artists-in-residence 2020

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During our residency at Fermilab our focus is the development of compelling and meaningful visual interpretations of the science and expression of the infinitesimal universe of atomic structures and subatomic particles. Using the visualization of data surrounding the study of these particles we will be creating a destination installation, an on campus immersive experience with sound and interactive projections.



Chris Klapper and Patrick Gallagher, a Brooklyn based duo, embarked on their first direct collaboration with their hugely successful installation, Symphony in D Minor, a self-contained thunderstorm, which is now part of the permanent collection of Hydropolis Museum in Wroclaw, Poland. Their work is multimedia and multidimensional, their subject matter is driven by specific projects, environments and experiences.  Overall, they look to explore new technologies and to use them to express immense ideas on a human scale; employing sound, sculpture, video, projection mapping, composites, digital new media and performance.

Chris and Patrick’s art has exhibited in NYC, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, Oklahoma, Spain, Italy and Poland.  Their works have been written about around the globe in Forbes, Fast Company, The Atlantic, Designboom, Creators Project, TSpain: The New York Times Style Magazine and Wallpaper to name a few.  They have received grants from The Brooklyn Arts Council, Black Rock Arts Foundation and TC Fund and were resident artists at La Fragua, 2424 Studios and The Invisible Dog Art Center.

More of their work can be seen on their website


Work in Progress

Continuing our collaborative series Dataatadata, a 21st century play on Dadaism, concentrated on the enigmatic beauty of raw information and the poetry of numbers.

Beginning the exploration of hexadecimal expressions compiled from the raw detector data coming from the MicroBooNE experiment at Fermilab.

Just like neutrinos, our new series “Ghost Particle” is invisible. The only way to see these pieces are when there is a reaction, such as light causing a shadow on the wall, or being picked up in the carving.



Selected Press