Skies Above, Earth Below
In recent years, the night sky has come to occupy a greater space in the public imagination. An international dark skies movement is shifting eyes skywards, but also reconfiguring our relationship to darkness. Natalie will present a brief cultural history of the night sky, and more recent engagements with dark landscapes, using examples from her own arts practice and the work of others.
About Natalie Marr
Natalie is an artist and researcher based at the University of Glasgow. Her PhD project Skies Above, Earth Below explores the cultural values of Dark Sky Places with a focus on the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park in South West Scotland. Natalie works across sound, video, photography, and performance. She is also interested in socially-engaged and participatory arts practice that seeks to make meaningful change in the world.