Supercollider: That Ever Increasing Distance

03 December 2012


THAT EVER INCREASING DISTANCE

07 DECEMBER 2012 - 05 JANUARY 2013 @ 59 COOKSON STREET, BLACKPOOL
PREVIEW: FRIDAY 07 DECEMBER, 7 - 9PM

/ On September 5, 1977 NASA launched the Voyager 1 probe to visit the outer planets of the Solar System. As of September 5 2012, after 35 years in space Voyager is still operational with measurements indicating that the probe is more than 17 billion kilometres from Earth in a region of space known as the Heliosheath. Voyager 1 is predicted to leave the solar system between 2012 and 2015 and enter interstellar space.

// In 1990 at the request of astronomer Carl Sagan, NASA instructed Voyager 1 to turn its camera around and take a photograph of the Earth. The resulting photograph, taken at a distance of approximately 6 billion kilometres shows the Earth as a tiny speck measuring 0.12 of a pixel in size.

/// Supercollider is pleased to announce That Ever Increasing Distance as the next exhibition in 2012 programme*.

//// That Ever Increasing Distance brings together the work of 4 artists; Jamie Crewe, Hondartza Fraga, Victoria Lucas and Tom Ireland.

That Ever Increasing Distance will be the second exhibition at the new 59 Cookson Street site.


IMAGE COURTESY: NASA/JPL

* The 2012/13 programme will see Supercollider programming exhibitions for its new site at 59 Cookson Street as well as continuing its work alongside Blackpool’s creative industries centre FYCreatives to curate a programme of exhibitions in the gallery at FYCreatives’ Church Street site. Supercollider's space at 59 Cookson Street is made possible thanks to the support of Blackpool Council's Culture Shops Initiative which supported artists, enabling them to exhibit their work in empty shop units across Blackpool town centre. The project was supported by Arts Council England through their empty shops initiative with funding from the Arts Lottery and the Department of Communities and local Government 'Town Centres' initiative.

Supercollider | Contemporary Art Projects

FYC / 154 - 158 Church Street / Blackpool / FY1 3PS | HOURS: MON - FRI, 9 AM - 5 PM / OR BY APPOINTMENT

59 Cookson Street / Blackpool / FY1 3DR | HOURS: THURS - SUN, 12 AM - 5 PM / OR BY APPOINTMENT

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