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Urban Stargazing

by Oscar lhermitte — 13.9.2012 in #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #.

Urban Stargazing

The Urban Stargazing project reclaims the night stars back in the urban sky through temporary outdoor installations.

Over time, society has developed a complex rhythm that demands we live in an environment artificially lit twenty-four hours a day preventing us from experiencing the natural lights coming from billions of light years away, shining and twinkling as soon as the Sun sets to the west.

The Urban Stargazing project focuses on bringing back the stars in the city sky by recreating existing constellations and adding new ones, narrating old and contemporary myths about our modern society. Over the period of June-July 2011, twelve new constellations could have been observed across London. Some stood for historical events that happened in the city; whilst others were purely visual experiences.

This series of constellations were installed on top of trees. Thus, in order to have the constellation in the air, the team used a telescopic catapult to fix the structure on top of them.

http://www.oscarlhermitte.com

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