A temporary installation by Tania Kovats opens in June on the North West Cambridge Development.
One Billion Objects in Space is a sculpture developed through the artist's research and collaboration with the University of Cambridge's Institute of Astronomy. The work is inspired in particular by the Institute's work on the GAIA mission which aims to chart a three-dimensional map of the Milky Way. The GAIA project will produce a census of about one billion stars with the ultimate goal of investigating the origins and subsequent evolution of our Galaxy.
Kovats attempts to map and represent outer space using metal donated by local communities of Cambridge in a sculptural installation. The use of metal also has a fundamental link to the earth's liquid inner core of iron nickel alloy that generates the magnetic field around the planet. Kovats' invites viewers to reflect on big numbers and the complexities of mapping the universe.
One Billion Objects in Space will be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11-4pm from 6th - 22nd June 2014 at the following address:
The Simplex Barn, North West Cambridge Development, Gravel Hill Farm, Madingley Rise, Madingley Road CB3 0FU
Please note sensible footwear is required to view the artwork as the floor surface is uneven.