This research project is directed towards the Cosmos, as a remarkably significant sight and site for visual and philosophical consideration. The aim of this residency is to accumulate and collect new research, both written and visual in the area of astronomy. Including details from numerous discussions with the Sydney Observatory, research trips, collected materials and experiences, I will respond directly to my findings through experimental video, sculpture and photography and present my research at the residency’s conclusion. Specifically, my work will explore the scientific process of accumulation and visualisation of distant celestial objects and consider the process of subjective and objective observation. It will also focus on ideas and definitions of the term Magnitude in astronomy, philosophy and history. Magnitude meaning; 1. the greatness of size and amount 2. a measure of brightness and illumination 3. of great importance or consequence.
To find more about Lisa’s project go to the project blog site lisacawresidency.tumblr.com