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exhibition 002: THE SEARCH FOR THE COSMIC FUGUE!
4-6 march 2016
opening event fri 4th mar 7-9pm includes bar and shop
open sat 5th 10-6pm (1pm presentations by emily tilzey and richard fox FREE)
open sun 6th 10-5pm (1pm 'Kronos' film screening introduced by ryan curtis FREE (Kronos, 1957, Dir. Kurt Neumann, Regal Films USA))
The title of the show is a phrase taken from an episode of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos (1980). In the episode, Sagan discusses the probability of life elsewhere in the universe. The elements that make up ‘the building blocks of life’ – DNA – are common amongst the matter that makes up our world. Contemporary cos- mological theory advocates the consistent quality of the universe: the uniform distribution of matter in space. In other words, the elements that make up our corner of the universe can be found in relatively similar concentrations everywhere else.
Everything around us is engaged in an active conversation with everything around it – including us... so you could say that Sagan’s ‘cosmic fugue’ – the voices of alien life across the universe – is in fact already here on earth!