Charles Morgan Smith
The dome has been a significant way in which cultures have depicted the heavens. From mosques to cathedrals these spaces have been transformed into representations of the ideologies, discoveries and aesthetics of religions and cultures. The Planetarium continues the lineage of depicting the cosmos on this surface. Exploring notions of temporality, indexicality and the fantastical within these heterotopias, the planetarium transports the viewer through time and the space; immersing them through light projection, sound and visuals. Using conventions and aesthetics derived from astrophotography Planetaria is a series of astronomical observations set in the confines of the dome structure. This work shows the limitations of attempts at observing the cosmos, both personal and at the cutting edge of image technologies.
Fu-An Chen • Rich Cutler • James Finlay • Mu-Tien Ho • Elin Karlsson • Kayung Lai • Sharon O'Neill • Andrew Pengilly • Alastair Rodgers • Yuxi Si • Charles Morgan Smith • Joy Stacey • Tim Stephens •