Vol 18 no 2 (Autumn/Winter 2014 will be published in July/August 2016. Vol. 19 (2015) will be a double issue featuring the proceedings of the 2013 Sophia Centre conference on Celestial Magic and is scheduled for publication in September/October 2016. Vol. 20 (2016) will be a double issue featuring the proceedings of the 2014 Sophia Centre conference on the Marriage of Heaven and Earth.
Surveillance, Surveillance, Surveillance
This presentation is a compilation of my three video installations, Your Universe – Inner Dome, Star Dome and Clear Clear Clear Target Star (2009). The collection of video-work shows the hidden and usually unseen aspects of astronomical exploration collected while at the Siding Spring Observatory in New South Wales, Australia. Each video is filmed directly from the monitor screens in the operations room that imaged the inner dome, the sky/star dome and the targeted star while the universe was being surveyed. The videos engender multi-levels of surveillance to become a comment on our need for such surveillance, to take control over what we do not understand, what is intangible and that which is unreachable.