The Possibility of Impossible Dialogues

Bacon, Julie Louise (2012) The Possibility of Impossible Dialogues. Desert Equinox, 1-23 September 2012, Broken Hill, Australia. Land Art . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The origin of technology is poetry: the link in language between poesis – meaning an act of making – and techne – the industrialisation or systemisation of that act – is just one reminder of this. The roots of science are dreams : the naming of astronomical constellations after mythological figures is just one reminder of this. For the solar land art installation The Possibility of Impossible Dialogues, Julie Louise Bacon used solar spotlights to plot key constellations that appear on the Equinox (22nd September 2012 ce) at the longitude and latitude exactly opposite that of Broken Hill : in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. An impossible meeting or dialogue becomes possible : a view of the night sky on the Autumn Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere meets the night sky on the Spring Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.

Item Type: Show / exhibition
Additional information: Desert Equinox was timed to coincide with the 2012 spring equinox. The exhibition showcased approximately 20 solar powered artworks, installed around the desert city of Broken Hill. Lying 16 hours to the west of Sydney, this formidable environment accommodated works intended for evening viewing, with citizens encouraged to navigate the city in search of installations. The event constituted Australia's first Solar Art Exhibition. The catalogue is in press. ISBN and other details to be confirmed.
Uncontrolled keywords: Land Art, Solar Art, Solar Energy, Site-specific art practice, environmental art
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > Fine Art
Depositing User: Julie Louise Bacon
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2012 14:54
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2014 14:10
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/31584 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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