ARC and Aspex are putting on a ‘Winter Solstace’ party at the gallery for the current exhibit ‘Solstice’ by artist Neeta Madahar and composer Miguel d’Oliverira.
“Filmed during the Summer and Winter Solstices in rural England, Neeta Madahar’s high definition video installation presents an intimate and immersive encounter with ever-changing midsummer and midwinter skies. Accompanied by an atmospheric orchestral soundtrack, Solstice explores time, memory and the cyclical patterns of nature…For each film, a fixed camera was pointed at the sky, with Polaris (the North Star) appearing in the centre of the frame. A team of camera operators working shifts then recorded for 24 hours from midnight to midnight, with the camera on time-lapse mode shooting 25 times a minute. Each hour was condensed into a minute of footage, so, in total, the 24 hours of each solstice were captured in 36,000 stills and subsequently translated into a 24-minute film.”
Sounds amazing as does the party. For more information check out Aspex Events and ARC on Facebook. Be sure to contact ARC on 02392 778080 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to go, it’s free but places are limited.