Melanie King’s solo exhibition “Ancient Light” is a series of analogue photographs of the night sky, exhibited within the reverent space of the Lumen URC Church. These photographs were captured on residencies within dark sky areas such as Iceland, Italy, Ireland and Spain.
Melanie King is a visual artist and practice-based researcher at the Royal College of Art. She is interested in the relationship between starlight, photography and materiality. Her PhD research project “Ancient Light: Rematerializing the Astronomical Image” considers how light travels thousands, if not millions of years, before reaching photosensitive film or a digital sensor.
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Photo: Melanie King, Ancient Light: Perseid Meteor at Emiliano Cardone Observatory, Italy, 2018.