Poetics of (Outer) Space (2015) is a multi-channel sound installation by Caroline Devine that explores the natural acoustic resonances of stars and the orbits of newly discovered exoplanets. Sonified data from the NASA Kepler Mission is presented as an evolving composition. Sited in Birmingham’s historic landmark tower, Perrott’s Folly, the work was developed throughout 2014 during Devine’s Leverhulme Artist Residency with the Solar and Stellar Physics Group in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Birmingham.
Devine has collaborated with Professor Bill Chaplin and the group since 2012 and has incorporated helioseismological data into a number of sound works including Space Ham for BBC Radio 3, Oscillate for SOUNDWORKS, ICA and 5 Minute Oscillations of the Sun – shortlisted for a BASCA British Composer Award in 2013.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Presented by Caroline Devine in partnership with the Leverhulme Trust, University of Birmingham, and Ikon Gallery