Parametres for Understanding Uncertainty (P4UU) is an artistic research project organised and led by artist researcher Rebecca Collins. The project investigates how methodologies used in creative practice meet those in the physical sciences.
P4UU draws on expertise in creative practice, particle physics, and media and communications to investigate how sound technology is used to push at the limits of what we know about the Universe. Invisible matter often described as ‘dark matter’ or neutrinos refers to the tiniest particles continually in circulation in our daily lives. Dark matter, more abundant than ordinary matter, is notoriously difficult to detect. P4UU makes use of sonic detection in the form of autoethnographic accounts unfolding from field visits to sonic-inflected searches for dark matter, the setting up of a series of art/science encounters and barely visible infrastructures to hold conversations and ongoing exchanges across disciplinary boundaries.