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Installation openings at North West Cambridge Development

Date uploaded: May 30, 2014

North West Cambridge Development announce the June openings of new Art Installations by Tania Kovats - "One Billion Objects in Space" and Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie - 'Tomorrow, Today'.
Tania Kovats' "One Billion Objects in Space" is a sculpture developed through the artist’s research and collaboration with the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Astronomy. The work is inspired in particular by the Institute’s work on the GAIA mission which aims to chart a three-dimensional map of the Milky Way. The GAIA project will produce a census of about one billion stars with the ultimate goal of investigating the origins and subsequent evolution of our Galaxy. www.gaia.ac.uk

Kovats attempts to map and represent outer space using metal donated by local communities of Cambridge in a sculptural installation.  The use of metal also has a fundamental link to the earth’s liquid inner core of iron nickel alloy that generates the magnetic field around the planet. Kovats invites viewers to reflect on big numbers and the complexities of mapping the universe.

"One Billion Objects in Space" will be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11-4pm from 6 - 22 June 2014.

Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie's Tomorrow, Today is a participatory sculptural landform inspired by the artists' research collaboration with the University of Cambridge's Department of Archeology. The work engages with the unique access to the past that has been revealed through preliminary archeological surveys.

The project invites the audience to actively contemplate the future community and townscapes that will comprise the North West Cambridge development. This model village of the future was hand-built on site using ancient cob building techniques, and made primarily from the earth excavated in situ by the archeological survey. The model was created by teams of volunteers who were trained in cob building.

Tomorrow, Today Open Day - Saturday 7 June 2014, 11-4pm. The artwork can also be visited upon request during the opening hours of Tania Kovats' "One Billion Objects in Space".

Location: North West Cambridge Development, Gravel Hill Farm, Madingley Rise, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0FU.

Visitors of all ages are welcome (sorry, no dogs please).

Parking available on site from via Madingley Rise
Entry by foot / bicycle from Huntingdon Road site entrance. 10 minute walk from Madingley Park and Ride.

Please note sensible footwear is required to view the artwork as the floor surface is uneven.

For more information click here.

 	  Tania Kovats'

Tania Kovats'