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Venus Mirrors (05.06.12, Hawaii & Tahiti (inverted)), 2012 Simon Starling

Venus Mirrors (05.06.12, Hawaii & Tahiti (inverted)), 2012 Simon Starling

Events - Talks

Backlit Walkthrough

Conversation and Walking Tour to Backlit

15 Jun 2016

Matthew Chesney, Director of Backlit, in conversation with Daniel Brown, Astronomy Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University. This is a walkthrough around the Simon Starling exhibition in our galleries followed by a tour to Backlit where more artworks by Sinon Starling are currently on display.
No need to book, meet at Nottingham Contemporary's reception at 6pm.
Mattew Chesney: Since July 2008 Matthew has been directing and curating the visual arts programme at BACKLIT gallery and studios in Nottingham. The current programme features talks, live debates, workshops screenings and unique critical sessions for works in progress. As Director he offers support to studio members, emerging artists, and international practitioners in diverse and multiple settings. Previous exhibitions and events have included works by Jonathan Baldock, Mark Titchner, Gillian Wearing and Robert Wilson. As a Fine Art practitioner his work is based around performance, video and sculpture with experimental configurations of people and technologies. He has worked internationally on projects and residencies in Japan, Germany, and UK. 
Daniel Brown is a professional astronomer who graduated in Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, and carried out his PhD at the Liverpool John Moores University, UK. He is working at the Nottingham Trent University and its on-site observatory, where he is supporting astronomy teaching and outreach work with the general public and schools. This includes working with creative practitioners and theatre groups. The focus of his research and outreach work is based on archaeo-astronomy and the use of the outdoor classroom. Furthermore, he is a founding member of the ‘Horizontastronomie im Ruhrgebiet e.V’, a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Skyscape Archaeology.
6pm, Free.


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