Groundwork: Simon Starling

Image Credit: Simon Starling, 'Black Drop' (2012), film still

Old Battery Store, Goonhilly Earth Station, Goonhilly Downs, The Lizard TR12 6LQ


Saturday 05 May 2018 – Sunday 03 June 2018
10am – 5pm
Opening Hours: Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm
Admission Fee: Free admission

This summer, CAST (Cornubian Arts & Science Trust), based in Helston, launches Groundwork, a season of international contemporary art exhibitions and events in unusual locations around West Cornwall.

Simon Starling’s Black Drop (2012) is a single screen film projection that tells the story of the relationship between astronomy, photography and the beginnings of moving image technology. The film unfolds in a 35mm editing suite as an editor tries to bring structure and understanding to a varied array of material: footage made on location in Hawaii and Tahiti on the occasion of the June 2012 transit of Venus, archive material, and footage of the editing suite itself.

Black Drop will be presented in the Old Battery Store at Goonhilly Earth Station, with artist duoSemiconductor’s new commission As The World Turns.

Black Drop was produced in association with Modern Art, Oxford and the Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford and is presented in Cornwall courtesy of the artist and The Modern Institute.

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