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Eric Kluitenberg on Tue, 31 Oct 2006 16:11:49 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime-ann> Skycatcher: An art project of Luna Maurer

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Skycatcher: an art project of Luna Maurer

De Balie Amsterdam
Sunday November 5, 2006  / 16.00 hrs.

World-premiere of the project ‘Skycatcher’ by artist Luna Maurer. An installation on the roof of De Balie, centre for culture and politics in Amsterdam, takes a picture every 5 minutes of the perpetually changing skies. Already well over 100 thousand images have been archived so far in the project database: Always the same viewpoint, yet never the same picture.

The skies, mostly strewn with clouds, have played a tremendously important role in the Netherlands’ visual arts for many centuries, because of their painterly and poetic qualities. The Dutch sea- climate ensures a constant interplay of constellations of clouds, rain, blue skies, covered and clear skies. With the skycatcher the visitor of the website is offered the opportunity to make her or his own selections, out of the thousands of images recorded by Maurer’s installation to date, and thus experience their endless multiplicity.

During the afternoon Luna Maurer will present her project, while guest speakers offer their personal / professional comments, a.o.: Pier Siebesma, meteorologist working for the Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI), and Eric Kluitenberg, media theorist, De Balie.

A specially produced poster of the project will be on sale during the presentation, which displays one year of variable skies in A0 format...

The project will be in operation from July 2005 till July 2007.

The website of skycatcher will go ‘live’ on November 5, 2006:

Special thanks to the Fonds Beeldende Kunst, Vormgeving en Bouwkunst

Admission: free


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