22-25 July 2021 Jodrell Bank Observatory

COSMOS

Now in its third year, COSMOS is a collaboration with The University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire East Council as part of SHIFT and Abandon Normal Devices, that launched in July 2017. Scheduled to take place each summer, COSMOS invites an international artist to create a new work developed for Lovell Telescope, showcased during bluedot.

The commission includes a residency at Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, enabling artists to collaborate with scientists and researchers, experiment with data collected by the Lovell Telescope and others, and gain a new perspective on the observatory’s research. It offers artists and scientists a unique, new opportunity to connect and to visualise the knowledge gathered about deep space.

For COSMOS 2019, artist Julie Freeman has collaborated with Jodrell Bank astrophysicists to develop a new immersive audio-visual experience I̶n̛t͘e͟rf̕e̢ren̵ce, that will be showcased during bluedot at the Mission Control exhibition tent.

I̶n̛t͘e͟rf̕e̢ren̵ce created by Julie Freeman, as part of COSMOS, the international artists commission and residency for the Lovell Telescope. Produced by Abandon Normal Devices, commissioned by Jodrell Bank Observatory, Abandon Normal Devices and Cheshire East Council as part of SHIFT. Supported by University of Manchester, bluedot, Arup, Kuva, with public funds from Arts Council England (ACE) and CreativeXR, a joint collaboration between Digital Catapult and ACE.

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Friday 2019, Saturday 2019, Sunday 2019