Images: Hannelore Foerster / Stringer

The AmerĀ­ican artist Peter Halley has taken over 5,000 square feet of the Schirn Kunsthalle exhibition hall in FrankĀ­furt, turning its huge rotunda into a futuristic exploration of architecture and space thatā€™s inspired in part by the LHC.

Best known for his Day-Glo paintings from the 1980s, Halley uses similar vivid glowing colors in this instalĀ­laĀ­tion too. While developing it, he apparently thought about other structures that shared the geometry of the Schirnā€™s rotunda, settling on the Large Hadron Collider. He apparently ā€œimagĀ­ined the Rotunda itself as a high-energy collider full of exploĀ­sive energy bathed in light,ā€ according to the Schirn.

Called The Schirn Ring, the installation is open to the public from May 12th to August 21st.