Poetics of (Outer) Space

Perrott's Folly, Waterworks Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B16 9AL
Wednesday 18 March (12:00) - Sunday 22 March 2015 (17:00)
Caroline-Devine, Poetics of Outer Space (2015), Promotional poster for sound installation, Courtesy the artist
Caroline Devine, Poetics of Outer Space (2015). Image courtesy the artist.

Poetics of (Outer) Space (2015)is a multi-channel sound installation by Caroline Devine that explores the natural acoustic resonances of stars and the orbits of newly discovered exoplanets. Sonified data from the NASA Kepler Mission is presented as an evolving composition. Sited in Birmingham's historic landmark tower, Perrott's Folly, the work was developed throughout 2014 during Devine's Leverhulme Artist Residency with the Solar and Stellar Physics Group in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Birmingham.

Devine has collaborated with Professor Bill Chaplin and the group since 2012 and has incorporated helioseismological data into a number of sound works including Space Ham for BBC Radio 3, Oscillate for SOUNDWORKS, ICA and 5 Minute Oscillations of the Sun- shortlisted for a BASCA British Composer Award in 2013. 

Admission is free, no booking required.

Venue: Perrott's Folly, Waterworks Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B16 9AL
Please note, the Folly is only accessible via a steep spiral staircase and only 8 people are allowed into the tower at a time so there could be a short wait if the site is busy. 

This exhibition is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. The exhibition is presented by Caroline Devine in partnership with the Leverhulme Trust, University of Birmingham, and Ikon gallery as part of the University of Birmingham's Arts & Science Festival (16 - 22 March 2015), a week-long celebration of ideas, research and collaboration across campus.

Information is also available on the IKON Gallery website.

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