MSSL Space Lab Residency

The Euclid Mission will map 3/4 of the galaxies in the universe searching for distortions indicating the structure of dark matter.

The Euclid Mission will map 3/4 of the galaxies in the universe searching for distortions indicating the structure of dark matter.

 

Using sculpture, installation and imagery, the residency will respond to emerging ideas around form and structure in space as seen through concepts of gravity and dark matter and time. Working closely with the Euclid Mission team at Mullard Space Science Laboratory, my research will also explore how technology is transforming our perception of the imagined universe.

MSSL are producing the VIS (visible light spectrum) instrument for the Euclid Mission, a European Space Agency initiative to understand the dark universe. Supported by Arts Council England, the year-long residency will include creative workshops for lab staff, presentation/stargazing events, a short film and an exhibition and seminar in September 2019. Blog here.

 
 
At ESA's ESTEC centre near Amsterdam and at CERN in Geneva scientists are trying to explore 'The Dark Side', the mysterious forces of dark matter and dark energy which are thought to rule the cosmos. The Euclid space telescope will soon offer from space a unique point of view while on the ground, looking at the atom level, the particles accelerator can offer new observations.