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The Mirror

Date:

10/27/2020


The Mirror

HEMELLIGGAAM or THE ATTEMPT TO BE HERE NOW

TOMMASO FISCALETTI and NIC GROBLER

THE MIRROR

A Tribute To The South African Astronomical Observatory

After almost five years working on Hemelliggaam Or The Attempt To Be Here Now, a visual archive of photographs, video and installations, the two artists presents a new selection of work from the project, to commemorate 200 years of the first permanent modern observatory in Africa.


The Mirror is a physical exhibition (Indoor-Outdoor) as well as a virtual one, where images, video text and sounds are overlapping to generate new meanings. Both settings aim to explore the existential contents of Hemelliggaam Or the Attempt To Be Here Now, moving between science and fiction, reality and vision - pushing the boundaries of the archive.

Curator: Filippo Maggia

Sound compositions: Alessandro Gigli

Scientific team: Mattia Vaccari, Lucia Marchetti and Michelle Cluver from Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of the Western Cape.

Consultant: Davide Chinigò

Supported by National Research Foundation, Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Pretoria, Consulate of Italy in Cape Town, Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale

Special thanks to Prof. Hedley Twidle, BadHen Lab, Friends of Thandolwethu

Click here for a short introduction video

Information

Date: Da Tuesday, October 27, 2020 a Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Entrance : Free


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