MegaStructure by Marcus Lyall
1,470 light-years away lies the Cygnus constellation, home to Tabby’s Star: a mysterious source of unusual light fluctuations discovered by NASA’s Kepler telescope. It has been observed by humans since the 1800’s, yet recent fascination with the star stems from new research into its strange shifts in brightness. Explanations regarding the cause are varied, but the existence of an extra-terrestrial ‘megastructure’ surrounding the star cannot be ruled out.
Drawing inspiration from this hypothesized alien architecture, Marcus’ Lyall’s new work – MegaStructure – will bring to life the undercarriage of the towering Lovell Telescope at Bluedot festival, with a spectacular durational sequence of colour and light.