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+ 2019-10-25 10:00 2019-11-24 21:00 Europe/Madrid Drones, Failed Stars This video essay mixes the language of documentary with that of speculative fiction in order primarily to analyze the construction of the astronomical image and scientific knowledge. It consists of interviews with experts Dr. Jackie Faherty (Senior Scientist, Department of Astrophysics, American Museum of Natural History), Dr. Lisa Messeri (Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology at Yale University) and Dr. Steve B. Howell (Chief, Space Science and Astrobiology Division, NASA Ames Research Center), which are pieced together with archive aerial photos, images taken by drones and a tale of speculative fiction by Janani Balasubramanian. In these original scenes, actors Bex Kwan, Sophia Mak, Kelly Haran and Balasubramanian himself perform conversations with a brown dwarf, between various astronomical phenomena, and between a scientist and the data she is studying. (Video, 54 min) Sala MULTIVERSO. Fundación BBVA. Palacio del Marqués de Salamanca. Paseo de Recoletos, 10. Madrid FBBVA informacion@fbbva.es

DATE AND TIME

25/10/2019 - 24/11/2019
Monday to Sunday and public holidays: 10:00 - 21:00

ADMISSION

Free admission

VENUE

Sala MULTIVERSO. Fundación BBVA. Palacio del Marqués de Salamanca. Paseo de Recoletos, 10. Madrid

CICLO

MULTIVERSO 2018-2020

This video essay mixes the language of documentary with that of speculative fiction in order primarily to analyze the construction of the astronomical image and scientific knowledge.
It consists of interviews with experts Dr. Jackie Faherty (Senior Scientist, Department of Astrophysics, American Museum of Natural History), Dr. Lisa Messeri (Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology at Yale University) and Dr. Steve B. Howell (Chief, Space Science and Astrobiology Division, NASA Ames Research Center), which are pieced together with archive aerial photos, images taken by drones and a tale of speculative fiction by Janani Balasubramanian. In these original scenes, actors Bex Kwan, Sophia Mak, Kelly Haran and Balasubramanian himself perform conversations with a brown dwarf, between various astronomical phenomena, and between a scientist and the data she is studying.
(Video, 54 min)

CURATOR

Laura Baigorri

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