Semiconductor

Fareham and Oxford, UK

Semiconductor is UK artist duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt. Through moving image works they explore the material nature of our world, how we experience it and how we try to create an understanding of it, questioning our place in the physical universe. They often adopt scientific tools, processes and philosophies, encouraging the artefacts, errors and nuances which are commonly inherent in these devices and technologies as a way to reflect on the presence of the human as observer. 

Their unique approach has won them many awards, most notably: the 2012 inaugural Samsung Art+ Prize, Best Film at the Cutting Edge from the British Animation Awards 2008, Nature Magazine‚Äôs Scientific Merit Award 2009, and an Honorary Mention from Ars Electronica 2011, and has seen them awarded prestigious fellowships such as the Smithsonian Artists Research Fellowship 2010, Gulbenkian Galapagos Artists Fellowship 2010 and the NASA Space Sciences Fellowship 2005. HD limited editions of Magnetic Movie and Brilliant Noise are part of the permanent collections of Hirshhorn Museum Washington DC, USA and the Pompidou Centre, Paris, France. Their work has been exhibited and screened globally, including The Royal Academy London, Hirshhorn Museum Washington DC, Venice Biennale Italy, FACT Liverpool , CAC Cincinnati USA, Sundance Film Festival and Rotterdam International Film Festival.

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Available Titles by

Titlesort icon Year Collection Action
20 Hz 2011 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
200 Nanowebbers 2005 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
All the Time in the World 2005 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Black Rain 2009 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Brilliant Noise 2006 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Do You Think Science... 2006 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Earthmoves 2006 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Heliocentric 2010 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Magnetic Movie 2007 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Semiconductor Videoworks: Volume 1 2012 Single Artist Compilations, Compilations order video    add to wish list