June Open Days for Art Installations for the North West Cambridge Development: 'One Billion Objects in Space' by Tania Kovats and “Tomorrow, Today” A Somewhere Project by Karen Guthrie & Nina Pope

Jun 20th to Jun 22nd 2014

Open Days:

6, 7 & 8th June
13,14 & 15th June
20, 21 & 22nd June

11am - 4pm daily

'One Billion Objects in Space' by Tania Kovats

'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.

Image: Tania Kovats, 'One Billion Objects in Space' 2014, a sculpture for North West Cambridge.


"Tomorrow, Today" A Somewhere Project by Karen Guthrie & Nina Pope

Tomorrow, Today is a participatory sculptural landform inspired by the artists' research collaboration with the University of Cambridge's Department of Archaeology. The work engages with the unique access to the past that has been revealed through preliminary archaeological surveys.

The project invites the audience to actively contemplate the future community and townscapes that will comprise the North West Cambridge Development. This 'model village of the future' was hand-built on site using ancient cob building techniques, and made primarily from the earth excavated in situ by the archaeological survey. The model was created by teams of volunteers who were trained in cob building.


How to get there

Location: North West Cambridge Development, Gravel Hill Farm, Madingley Rise, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0FU.

Vehicular access only from Madingley Rise. Entrance to Gravel Hill Farm is located between the Department of Earth Sciences and the Bullard Laboratories. Please follow North West Cambridge Project Office signs.

Pedestrian and cyclist access from the south (as for vehicles) from the north via the Avenue of Chestnut Trees (beside 181 Huntingdon Road) and the east via Storey's Way.

Sensible footwear and outdoor clothing is recommended

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