Friday, 20 March 2015


Large scale DARK MATTERS prints by David Faithfull and Dr William Taylor on Castle Mill Works.

In recognition of Edinburgh’s own intellectual and publishing heritage, particularly the printing of the Encyclopaedia Britannica in Fountainbridge from 1777 – 1826 at the Grove Print Works directly across the road from the Castle Mill Works site, full stops taken from pertinent chapters on ‘Newton’ and ‘Enlightenment’, have been reproduced as large-scale prints on the opposite side of the building.

These magnified full stops are depicted as star formations in the upper windows of Castle Mill Works, looking north. Paradoxically they coincide with the actual time frame of both the original light emanating from Edinburgh 200-300 years ago, only now reaching these stars in deep space, as well as their emitted light, in juxtaposition, only now arriving here on Earth.

Relating specifically to the dates of the different Encyclopaedia Britannica editions printed in Edinburgh, these enlarged full stops also relate to the hypothetical positioning of the corresponding stars viewable during the total eclipse.

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