Tycho and Stargazer
12th May 2021 – 5M GMT
The International Day of Light is a global initiative that provides an annual focal point for the continued appreciation of light and the role it plays in science, culture and art, education, and sustainable development, and in fields as diverse as medicine, communications, and energy.
Celebrating Light Through Space Art:
Tycho is an interactive object that mimics the shape and behavior of the James Webb Space Telescope by capturing light with a sensor and transmitting its color via LEDs to a mirrored hexagonal surface, where it modulates a projection sequence inspired by images of the birth and death of stars.
Stargazer’s Astronomical Artwork under the UV light, the fluorescent chemicals in the neon yellow paint absorb the invisible UV radiation, then emit the energy as longer wavelength visible light of a particular color. Human eyes perceive this light as the unusual ‘glow’ of fluorescence.
Our Guest Speakers
Thomas Heidtmann is a Berlin-based media artist and artist-curator, studied at the Berlin University of the Arts. He works at the intersection of art, science, and technology. As founder of SPARTH (since 2017) he investigates and promotes space-art activities. Since 2015 he has been a co-founder of Lacuna Lab e.V., a Berlin-based, artist-run association.
Syahirah Stargazer is a Malaysian Space Artist who is actively involved in dark sky advocacy and connecting the public with astronomy through visual arts. I create space arts with scientific and artistic explanations to deliver the wonders of the night sky in a creative, conspicuous, and stimulating way. Astronomy provides a deeper meaning to my artistic work and helps the viewer to relate themselves with the universe in a more “human” way.