Light Years from Here | Stargazing + Screening by Aisling O’ Beirn at TULCA 16

web-linkThursday 17 November, 6pm
The Twelve Hotel Barna, Co Galway

Light Years from Here by TULCA 16 artist Aisling O’Beirn – is about looking at stars, telling stories about stars and thinking about the connection between time and stars. Aisling has been working with groups around Galway on a specially-commissioned new work, Light Years From Here since September 2016. All of the stars in the night sky are at different distances from the earth, ranging from the nearest, Proxima Centauri, at a mere 4 light years away, to early generations of stars, billions of light years from us. Depending on where we look we can see light ranging from the start of the Islamic Hijri calendar (622) to the launch of Sputnik (1957).

Galway residents from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds contributed dates and related anecdotes that have a special significance for them. Join TULCA and Galway Astronomical Society to find the stars that match these dates, and watch two of O’Beirn’s recent video works.

TULCA Festival of Visual Arts 2016, entitled ‘The Headless City’, asks two questions: What’s gone wrong with our cities? And what are we going to do about it? Festival curator Daniel Jewesbury says, “There’s so much that’s uncertain about the future of our cities, and the artists in The Headless City have approached the theme with great openness – they want to help us form questions and work out how we feel about our own future, not give us any easy answers”.

This is a FREE event, booking is required. Meet in the car park of the Twelve Hotel Barna at 6pm where you will be guided to the stargazing location. A FREE bus will leave Galway City on Thursday 17 November at 5.30pm sharp – limited seats please email to reserve your place- to reserve tickets to the event please book via the festival website here:
NOTE: This event is dependent upon clear skies. Please check the website for updates as poor weather may change the location or time.

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