Big Deal No7: Space

Big Deal No7: Space @ Q-PARK 39, London 1 – 10 December 2016
Exhibiting The Eyes of Argus, the Submillimeter Array (SMA) on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, detecting light of colour that is not visible to the human eye.
Artlyst quotes: ‘A spectacular multimedia group exhibition in a multi-storey underground car park situated in the heart of Soho’s West End over the period of 10 days…It is an amalgamation of imaginary ideas and processes related and created as a response to the genre of Science Fiction, this exhibition features work in the media of sculpture, photography, painting, film, video and audio installations by some 100 international artists and guest students from RCA.’
Archival Giclee print mounted on Dibond  (aluminium & composite board) 75 x 100 cm.

Mauna Kea: Sky Island

Artist-in-Residence at Mauna Kea observatories, Hawaii, USA 
1 – 28 November 2015

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The one-month Mauna Kea residency (following Kitt Peak in Arizona and Cerro Tololo in Chile in 2012) was a phenomenal experience, especially working with three significant observatories: Gemini (I was based in the headquarters in Hilo), Keck and Subaru . I spent hours observing the constant movement in the massive sanctuary-like structures where engineers worked tirelessly on Mauna Kea. The summit was breathtakingly beautiful and exhilarating, a ‘sky island’, towering 40% into the atmosphere at 4205 metres (13,796ft), despite the zero temperatures and low oxygen. Everything changed at sunset as a magical golden glow morphed into a deep red before darkness came. The experience of spending time in the three observatories was dramatic in every way, making it difficult to find words to describe the intensity and awe of seeing and feeling of this cosmological wonder.