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9th of May 2016
ATCA movie from Dawn to Dusk
by Leslie Eastman (Monash University)
Leslie Eastman's diverse art practice uses painting, drawing, video, installation and sound to explore the nature of human perception. His work examines the encounter between the perceiver and the surrounding world and, in recent video work, between art and science. Working with Professor Sarah Maddison from Swinburne University, Leslie spent several days in April filming at the Paul Wild observatory. He is developing a pilot work from this visit planned for Science Week.

The radio observatory-with its emphasis on visible and invisible light-is an ideal site to consider the nature and limits of human perception and the impact of technology. The process whereby scientists evaluate hypothetical ideas about the known and unknown through observation has certain parallels with subjective experience in which we frame everyday activities. Whilst working in very different ways, both scientific and artistic observations are thresholds in which our worldview and experience are tested and expanded. Both art and science seek to enlarge our understanding of the universe.

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