Date: June 24-26
CuriousCity is Cork’s Science and Arts Festival taking place from June 23 – 28
A series of city-wide events will inspire creativity, spark innovation and seek answers to life’s great questions
StarSound is an audio visual installation by Clemens Anzmann on data from the 32m radio telescope at National Space Centre. Experiencing this walkable installation will immerse you in the world of astronomy and astrophysics, allowing you to interact with the astronomical instruments of CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory. The visual output is an immersive representation of a map of the stars surrounding earth. The user points on a certain position on the map and through that, adjusts the direction of the telescopes, which then provide an acoustic representation of the live data received from that particular position allowing you to listen to the sounds of the Universe.
Clemens is a CIT Bachelor of Honours, Multimedia, 2012. Project research from September to December 2011. Implementation from February to June 2012
Harmony of the Spheres
Harmony of the Spheres created by Cork based musician Brian Leach is a musical piece incorporating a live feed of data, streamed directly from the 32m radio telescope at National Space Centre. The live signals are manipulated into playing a ten tone scale devised by splitting the octave into ten equal parts. Some of the harmonies produced are new to our ears, while others are reminiscent of Western or Pythagorean intervals.
Brian is a Music and Technology student at CIT Cork School of Music
Astronomical Entanglements is an exhibition from David Upton who has drawn for inspiration on the astronomical and socialist histories of Cork City focusing on the plough constellation as a symbol which at once embodies both the celestial and the earthly. In using archival material, photography, video and cast iron and aluminium sculpture David mixes themes of the local with the cosmic. Through a recent engagement with an outdated iron casting process at the National Sculpture Factory and use of images taken with CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory’s optical telescope metaphors are made to the primal processes of creation and destruction.
David Upton is a visual artist based in Cork City, Ireland and a graduate of Crawford College of Art and Design, Fine Art BA First Class (Hons)2011. In association with CCAD David was artist in residence at CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory for 2011/12