Cadran solaire Clando
Terra Incognita Leyzour
K-Droz, our association of artists, organized a meeting on December 20 with the following agenda :
- to present the International Year of Astronomy 2009 and the Urania’s Gardens initiative,
- to awaken the interest of the audience (15 members present) and to encourage them to produce ideas – on the spot or later - that could be included in the Urania’s Gardens project.
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The UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is part of the U.N. The UNESCO has been designated to be the lead agency of the International Year of Astronomy 2009.
http://portal.unesco.org/fr/ev.phpURL_ID=41550&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html Under the theme “The Universe, yours to discover”, the Year aims at stimulating worldwide interest in astronomy and science. By encouraging the spirit of discovery and sharing of fundamental knowledge about the Universe and our place in its midst, it will provide an ongoing platform for international cooperation beyond all barriers including age, race, gender, status, time, place, and space.
tele - scoopThe group Urania’s Gardens is based in Athens, and was set up to produce objects or artistic events based on astronomy.
See blog: http://uraniasgardens.blogspot.com/
A reminder: do not mistake astronomy for astrology
2/ Astronomical objects
The following links give an idea of certain aspects of astronomy:
Titan, satellite of Saturn
Europa, satellite of Saturn
Andromeda or M31
Collision between Milky Way and Andromeda
http://www.cita.utoronto.ca/~dubinski/merger/bigmerger.html Cliquer here to see film
But … SUBLIMATION
Works of art cannot be based on straight representation of objects. The artist must sublimate the subjects he wishes to share through his own vision and mind.
During a short exercise, the participants were asked to come up with words related to astronomy. Here is a list of words:
Projects – K-droz, France 2008-12-20
Pierre will communicate the list of projects invented in the K-droz group in early January.
Posted by: Pierre Chirouse