Event Info

Fri 2 Sep - Sun 16 Oct, 2011 from 5:00pm - 5:00pm
Phoenix Gallery
10-14 Waterloo Place,
Brighton, BN2 9NB, UK (Map)
Cost: Free


THE SUN IS THE STAR IN A NEW SHOW OF DIGITAL INSTALLATIONS, SATELLITE IMAGES AND CGI. Solar Systems is Semiconductor’s first major exhibition in the south east for four years. Drawing together three recent installations that explore our relationship with the Sun, Solar Systems is curated by Lighthouse in partnership with Phoenix Brighton for Brighton Digital Festival.

Heliocentric is a stunning single channel digital video installation made from time-lapse photography and astronomical tracking of the Sun’s trajectory across a series of landscapes.

The highly acclaimed Black Rain uses images collected by the solar satellite STEREO, which studies the solar wind and the Sun’s coronal mass ejections, as they head towards Earth.

The rarely seen Out of the Light is a time-based sculpture which shows how celestial events, such as a solar eclipse or the transit of Venus, can reveal themselves through the play of light and shadow.

These works are emblematic of the artists’ ongoing investigation of the natural world, which has resulted in major works on astronomy (Brilliant Noise, 2006), and geology (Worlds in the Making,2011). Their unique approach has won them fellowships and residencies in significant scientific locations such as NASA’s Space Sciences Lab, the Galapagos Islands and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Their work is part of several international public collections and has been exhibited globally including Venice Biennale, The Royal Academy, Hirshhorn Museum, BBC, ICA and the Exploratorium. 
See their work at:

Dates: 3 September – 16 October 2011

Times: Wednesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm

Preview: Friday 2 September 5 – 7pm

Venue: Phoenix Gallery, 10-14 Waterloo Place, Brighton, BN2 9NB:

Meet The Artists: Thursday 8 September 7pm, Semiconductor talk about their work in this free artist talk at Phoenix Gallery.

Part of Brighton Digital Festival

Supported by Arts Council England


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