Alexandra Laudo: How to Observe a Nocturnal Sky, 2019

Performance Conference
12 December, 2019 - 19:00

How to Observe a Nocturnal Sky is a performative lecture in which curator Alexandra Laudo considers some astronomical phenomena and outstanding moments in the history of astronomy – and, in particular, of what was historically one of the most prominent observatories in Europe, the former Calton Hill Observatory in Edinburgh – in relation to philosophical reflections on the night, the darkness, and our ways of seeing. Throughout the conference, Laudo also talks about different artistic works that have explored these questions, thus constructing a story that is also a curatorial exercise, a narrated exhibition. The proposal combines references belonging to astronomy, history and visual culture through narrative strategies, blurring the boundaries between curatorial performance, art exhibition, and formal lecture.

Where: Espai Zero.