Phil Coy - Invisible Waves

Film produced for 'Invisible Waves' and #blackspot


Artist Phil Coy collaborated with Dr Hugh Mortimer, a planetary scientist at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) on Invisible Waves, a new project from Invisible Dust, curated by Alice Sharp and coordinated by Bianca Manu.

Running from February to June 2013, Phil Coy and Dr Hugh Mortimer worked with Year 9 students from Hounsdown School in Southampton on a project explore the use of satellite imagery in art and science, and exploring how these can be used to help understand climate change. Students also worked with Phil Coy to make their own short films about space, and visited RAL Space Centre to learn more about space technology, Tate Modern, the planetarium at The Royal Observatory and the National Oceanographic Centre. In May, the students worked with Phil to recreate his 2006 project black spot on their school field, which I helped film and resulted in a new work called #blackspot. This film, along with some of the young people's films, and a shorter project film is showing at The Royal Observatory in Greenwich. You can also see the film at the beginning of the longer project film.

Invisible Waves is the education strand of the residency of Turner Prize winning artist Elizabeth Price at RAL.

June 2013