Donald Fortescue created an analog sound producing instrument which was installed within a standard spherical glass housing along with sound and video recording equipment. The instrument, titled “Bathysphere”, was deployed in the sea for the first time adjacent to the ORCA array of KM3NeT off the coast of France on September 23, 2021. One outcome of the project is the video work “Below the Surface”. The work incorporates sound and video recorded from within the “Bathysphere” as it floated on the surface of the Mediterranean and then as it dived down to 300m depth. “Below the Surface” highlights the extraordinary environment in which the KM3NeT array is being created and operates.



April 2019 – The Dutch artist Floris Tilanus made a drawing featuring the artist’s impression of the KM3NeT detector in the central entrance hall of Nikhef, the dutch national institute for subatomic physics in Amsterdam. Marco Kraan made a video impression of the making of the drawing. (Copyright picture Nikhef licensed Under Creative Commons: CC BY-NC 4.0)

October 2018 – Tomás Saraceno, Multi-Messenger Control Room in Palais de Tokyo (Paris), 17/10/2018 – 6/1/2019


October 2018 – Laurent Mulot, Adoption, 9 October 2018


June 2018 – The Dutch photographer Jos Jansen published a photo book with the title ‘UNIVERSE – Facts in the post-truth era’. Among others, it includes a beautiful photo of the KM3NeT optical module. (Copyright picture Jos Jansen.)