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  • The Stars are Dead but their Light lives On
    Installation detail
  • The Stars are Dead but their Light lives On
    Installation view
  • Matter imprinted with its echo (detail of plate No. 3)
    Six etched anodized aluminum plates
    Text source: Jeanette Winterson, Gut Symmetries.
  • The Stars are Dead but their Light lives On
    Installation details: 3 reel-to-reel tape machines looped continuously, subwoofer, powered monitors, light controllers, open lighting architecture on Linux. Variable configurations
  • The Stars are Dead but their Light lives On
    Installation details: 101 wired light bulbs, light controllers, open lighting architecture on Linux
    Variable dimensions and configurations
  • The Stars are Dead but their Light lives On
    Link to video

The stars are dead but their light lives on

The stars are dead but their light lives on reflects the impulse to scavenge amongst obsolete technologies and to re-animate these dated apparatuses with the after-image of dead stars. In a dark exhibition space data processing triggers countless lightbulbs to the rhythms of exploding supernova, and the sounds of stars being swallowed by black holes slowly erodes the slick surface of magnetic audiotape. The exhibition engages in the interpretation of specialist knowledge and the potential of repurposing archival stock.

This project was supported by Canada Council for the Arts and developed during a residency at Eastern Bloc
Light programming by Fausto Errico

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