Gianni Motti «HIGGS LHC CERN» 2005.

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Gianni Motti, Walk 3, 2005
Gianni Motti, Walk 4, 2005
Walking for art's sake, 2005

The man who compared himself to a proton! On 20 May 2005, Gianni Motti went down into the LHC tunnel and walked around the 27 kilometres of the underground ring at an average, unaccelerated pace of 5 kph. This was an artistic rather than an athletic performance, aimed at drawing a parallel between the fantastic speed of the beams produced by the future accelerator and the leisurely stroll of a human. The artist, who hails from Lombardy, was accompanied by cameraman Ivo Zanetti, who filmed the event from start to finish, and physicist Jean-Pierre Merlo. The first part of the film was shown at the Villa Bernasconi, 8 route du Grand-Lancy, Grand Lancy, until 26 June 2005.

Gianni Motti, Walk 1, 2005
Gianni Motti, Walk 2, 2005
The 27 km Walk in the Particle Accelerator, 2005

CERN view
CERN accelerator complex

source: cdsweb.cern.ch