City Hall Atrium, Anglesea Street
Dates: 6th – 27th April 2018
Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am – 5pm
The Arecibo message was broadcast into space with the aim of reaching out to extraterrestrial life. Broadcast into space via radio waves at a ceremony to mark the remodelling of the Arecibo radio telescope on 16 November 1974. It was aimed at the star cluster M13, 25,000 light years away. The “ones” and “zeros” contained information about the fundamentals of life on Earth. The total broadcast was less than three minutes. Arecibo is visual homage to the original message and a reflection on the birth of humanity, our growth and evolution. Each image in the series is a composite of thousands of Jpegs extracted from Google Maps. The landscapes distorted by patterns of light, both natural and man made, explore important punctuation’s in human history.