Alcor & Mizar (Ursa Major)

nteractive Land Art Installation
Art in the Woods / Holmfirth Arts Festival 2016 – West Yorkshire, UK2016, non-fabric tissue, wood, plastic, old telephone, LEDs, interactive device
about 30 x 11 mt

voice by Colin Pilkington

These 2 stars of the Big Dipper (sometimes called “horse and rider”) forms a naked eye double star that were very important in ancient history. The ability to perceive this separation of these two stars, was considered a test of good vision and was called the “test” to be a member of the Imperial Guard of Emperor Arabic.
I took this story and 2016 according to the theme of the art in the Woods, “the circus” I created a little story on the phone, where Alcor speaks with the visitor who pick up the phone, asking him/her to look it up…

click HERE to see the video of the interactive telephone

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