Ancient Darkness TV

Bismillah. This is from Katie Paterson, a musician and artist with interest in astronomy whom I met at the Royal Observatory Greenwich in 2008.

Ancient Darkness TV

Katie Paterson

Manhattan Neighborhood Network

Sunday, November 22 11:59pm

An image of ‘ancient darkness’ from deep space will be transmitted on New York television station MNN. Broadcast for one minute, it will reveal darkness from the furthest point of the observed universe, 13.2 billion years ago, shortly after the Big Bang, and before Earth existed, when stars, galaxies and the first light was beginning to form.

Commissioned by Performa 09. Special thanks to Professor Richard Ellis and the W.M. Keck Observatory.


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