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ANOTHER DAY IN FUTILE BATTLE AGAINST THE 2nd LAW

O'Beirn, Aisling (2016) ANOTHER DAY IN FUTILE BATTLE AGAINST THE 2nd LAW. Millennium Court Arts Centre. [Exhibition]

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Abstract

The Second Law of Thermodynamics States that whenever energy is transformed from one form to another form, entropy increases and energy decreases.The work for this exhibition falls under the 2nd law. It consists of a sculptural installation and some new animations pieces, all of which explore in different ways how a lay-person struggles to understand scientific concepts. It has been made with the support of Armagh Observatory and Planetarium. The installation explores stellar distances by spatially imagining the constellation the Great Bear, using precariously balanced and placed found objects. The animation Vastness (Meteor Showers) is a reflection on time and the nature of predictable and unpredictable events. The animation, Slices of Time (some questions), tracks conversations on subjects ranging from infinity, inflation the big bang and stellar distributions with astronomer Simon Jeffery.With special thanks to Emeritus Prof. Mark Bailey and to Simon Jeffery of Armagh Observatory.Sound track for Vastness (Meteor Showers) Boris Völt, courtesy of TONN Recordings.The show opened up contemporary artwork to new audiences in scientific community. There were a series of events and workshops aimed at schools which Millennium Court have developed around this show.

Item Type:Exhibition
Keywords:Art, Astronomy, stargazing, installation, animations
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > Belfast School of Art
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute > Space and Place
Art and Design Research Institute
Location:Millennium Court Arts Centre
Date:17 October 2016
ID Code:36935
Deposited By: Ms Aisling O'Beirn
Deposited On:23 Mar 2017 11:11
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:27

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