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The Observatory : Second Site is the first satellite of an expanding project. The original body of this project was a live, multi-medial lecture performance called The Observatory. In The Observatory, the trajectory of Saturn’s first observations to its contemporary renderings was unpacked to reveal the complexities of observational astronomy, and the ways in which ‘seeing’ is strange, wondrous, and more ambiguous than one might imagine.

The Observatory : Second Site is host to worlds that fracture, expand and evolve this reading, but here in Saturn can be found the original content of The Observatory – transformed in its form and presentation once more.

Designed to chart the night sky, a planisphere is an ancient instrument of observation and navigation. Transposing both the analogue tool and physical live performance, our Planisphere is the means by which we chart and traverse the online incarnation of The Observatory.

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