Planetarium Art Exhibit
Start: September 28, 2017 7 p.m.
End: September 28, 2017 8 p.m.
Location: Charles W. Brown Planetarium

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On September 28th at 7pm, the Charles W. Brown Planetarium will be hosting a special performance by two artists featured at Engaging Technology II: Art + Science, a new special exhibition curated by John Fillwalk, Director of IDIA Lab The Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts at Ball State University.

Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand will be preforming “10000 Peacock Feathers in Foaming Acid” at 7pm at the Charles W. Brown Planetarium. (Doors open at 6:30pm and seating is limited.)

About the performance, from the artists: "In 10000 Peacock Feathers in Foaming Acid we use laser light to scan the surfaces of nucleating and dissipating soap bubble clusters. Unlike ordinary light, the laser's focused beam is capable of crawling through the micro and nanostructures within a bubble's skin. When aimed at specific angles, this penetrating light generates a large-scale projection of molecular interactions as well as the phenomena of non-linear optics. Bubble behaviors viewed in such proximity evoke the dynamics of living cells (the lipid membranes of which, are direct chemical descendants of soap films)."

Before the performance, the David Owsley Museum of Art will be hosting a preview reception offering refreshments and the first look at Engaging Technology II: Art + Science from 5-6:45pm on September 28th.

Planetarium Information:

  • No tickets or reservations are required, but plan to arrive early as seating is done on a first-come, first-serve basis. We do our best to open doors 30 minutes before show time.
  • For this special performance, photography without a flash is permitted.
  • There is no food or drink allowed in the planetarium.
  • Children 12 years and under should be accompanied by an adult.
  • The Charles W. Brown Planetarium is located on the west end of the Cooper Science Complex, located along Riverside Avenue.