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Jack Goldstein, Still from The Jump, 1978, courtesy Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Köln/Berlin and the Estate of Jack Goldstein

Jack Goldstein, Still from The Jump, 1978, courtesy Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Köln/Berlin and the Estate of Jack Goldstein

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Light Night

18 Feb 2011

For Light Night 2011 Nottingham Contemporary will present Jack Goldsteins’ work The Jump (1978) which was screened in Times Square, New York in 1984. The screening can be viewed from the outside of our building.

Inside the building we have several events reflecting on the theme of lightning in Goldstein’s work. Scientists Dr. Daniel Brown and Robert Francis from Nottingham Trent University School of Education and Observatory will demonstrate an impressive interactive lightning and northern lights installation in The Space at Nottingham Contemporary.

Inside a 60cm wide Magic Globe the aurora on Earth and other planets will be visualised. The energy created by lightning sparks from a Van de Graaff generator will be demonstrated through a strip light held by the scientist.

Part of The Space will also be transformed into a 3D starscape where visitors will feel closer to the stars than ever before.

The Galleries will be open until 9pm showing work by Anne Collier and Jack Goldstein.

7pm - 9pm. The event is free and is part of the Light Night events taking place across the City.

Drop in, no need to book.

Dr Brown is a member of the Dark Skies Group who have worked with Mitesh Patel, Mitesh Patel a 2nd year FdSc Bioscience student at NTU to develop a simulation of how light pollution outshines many of stars in the Peak District. The group have recently coordinated observations of the Orion constellation in the Peak District to determine the impact of light pollution on the visibility of the stars at night.

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