Friday, 27 February 2015

CASLE MILL WORKS ECLIPSE INSTALLATION

Chris and Gavin begin installing ' David Faithfull's Moon draws Sun, Earth draws Moon'
















Thursday, 26 February 2015

PRINCIPIA /ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA DOTS

Selecting the full-stops from Newton's 'Principia' and the 'Encyclopedia Britannica' printed in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh.



UKATC Eclipse Model Development

Will Cochrane, William Taylor and Hermine Schnetler from the UKATC with lighting consultant Ian Ferguson at work on the Eclipse model for Dark Matters 'Moon draws Sun, Earth draws Moon'.





MOON ROCK CRUSHING

Anorthocite (Moon Rock) and Basalt sourced on Iona with the help of Dr John Faithfull, crushed at the School of GeoSciences, the University of Edinburgh with the generous help of Dr Nicholas Odling and the Department's Tema Mill.

The crushed Anorthocite and Baslat powder will be next be applied to a 3D printed model of the moon for projection during the Solar Eclipse on the 20t of March 2015.




















Thursday, 19 February 2015

'FINIS' NEWTON's PRINCIPIA



The final full stop from the last page of Isaac Newton's 'Principia'.
Photograph from the original first edition of 1687. 
(UKATC Library Edinburgh)

With the publication of this book in 1687, science and art divide forever and the Age of Enlightenment begins.

Blown up to a huge scale, this final full stop will be projected on the side of the Castle Mill Works in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh as 'Moon draws Sun, Earth draws Moon', programmed as part of the Edinburgh Science Festival 2015.


A multi dimensional space

FROM THE PRINT RACKS





Multiple lithographs drying in the print rack.

Waiting to be assembled into a reconstructed star mozaic.





MOON DRAWS SUN TEST

Test for David Faithfull's 'Moon draws Sun, Earth draws Moon'.

Workshop with selected he UK physics pupils from across the UK at the Observatory in Edinburgh led by Will Cochrane and William Taylor from the UKATC.

The students are preparing the Dark Matters Eclipse model for projection on the 20th of March to coincide with the Solar Eclipse.







MOON ROCK COLLECTING

Anorthocite or white Feldspar (CaAl2Si2O8) is found in a few locations on Earth and is the main constituent of the the moon's white surface - the black craters in between revealing the black basalt core beneath.

Anorthocite, collecting on Iona, with geologist Dr John Faitthfull, curator at the Hunterian Museum Glasgow.

Anothocite outcrop

Basalt map of Scotland




Anorthocite/Basalt/Anorthocite

Anorthocite chips

White marble and Anorthocite



Anorthocite cheese cake with strawberry anemone

Black basalt


The Anorthocite is collected near the Iona Marble Quarry on the south of the Island.

Anorthocite chips


Lump of Anorthocite