Artist Melanie King is participating in a residency at Bow Arts' RAW Labs to develop a project exploring the relationship between moving image and astronomy. During the residency, Melanie plans to create 16mm films of the night sky as well as building her own all-sky camera. As the earth spins on its axis, the stars, sun and moon appear to move through the sky, as part of the residency Melanie would like to showcase the dynamic movements of the solar system.
This project follows on from Melanie's still-image series Ancient Light, which focuses on the phenomena of light travelling for thousands, if not millions, of years, before reaching photosensitive film or a photographic sensor. Melanie is exhibiting photographs, an installation and her telescope in the cafe area inside RAW Labs.
Melanie will also be organising a number of participatory workshops, including telescope Moon viewing sessions, cyanotype printing and 16mm film making. The collection of art on display will grow as the residency and workshops progress over time.
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