Spectral Constellations

  • 360'
  • United Kingdom
  • 2022

Spectral Constellations is a mesmerising series of generative animations driven by scientific data of young stars, collected by astronomers using a method called spectroscopy. The data creates an understanding of structures around distant young stars, where gas and dust come together to form planets. The light this matter emits is studied using prisms to split it into its constituent wavelengths, revealing its elemental make-up. By analysing it over time, spatial formations of the matter can be decoded.

By translating the spectroscopic data into rings of light which resemble the gradiated discs of planetary and stellar formations, Semiconductor (made up of artist duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt) has created an environment of fragmented LED mosaics in which viewers are invited to explore a world of vibrant colours, form and motion that engages our tendency towards pattern recognition. The work reflects on our relationship with technology and its impact on our lives, inviting us to contemplate the ways in which we are increasingly connected with digital devices, networks, and software. As is characteristic of Semiconductor's oeuvre, it seeks to spark dialogue about our relationship with the environment and the impact of technology on our lives.

 

Thu 26-1 to Sun 5-2, JOEY RAMONE (Josephstraat 166-168)

Free admission, no reservation required

Spectral Constellations was commissioned through a residency with the Planet Disk Connection group and DJCAD at the University of Dundee, Scotland, using spectral data from the European Space Observatory archive.

  • 360'
  • United Kingdom
  • 2022
Director
Semiconductor
Country of production
United Kingdom
Year
2022
Festival Edition
IFFR 2023
Length
360'
Local Distributor
LI-MA

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  • In Person
    Thursday 26 January 2023
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    Friday 27 January 2023
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    Saturday 28 January 2023
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    Sunday 29 January 2023
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    Monday 30 January 2023
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    Tuesday 31 January 2023
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  • In Person
    Wednesday 01 February 2023
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    Thursday 02 February 2023
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  • In Person
    Friday 03 February 2023
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  • In Person
    Saturday 04 February 2023
    JOEY RAMONE
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  • In Person
    Sunday 05 February 2023
    JOEY RAMONE
    Free
Director
Semiconductor
Country of production
United Kingdom
Year
2022
Festival Edition
IFFR 2023
Length
360'
Local Distributor
LI-MA