Eno Paints Light on the Lovell Telescope

I just found this short film I made of Brian Eno’s installation on the Lovell Telescope during bluedot festival in July 2016.

It shows his beautiful projection which wrapped the Telescope in generative abstract colour patterns on each of the three nights of the festival.

The telescope was parked for maintenance pointing to the zenith. Three projectors (operated by Pod Bluman’s team) were used to wrap light around the complex structure supporting the 76-metre diameter bowl of the telescope. The patterns only gradually evolved – often seeming static at first glance. But look away and then back again and the appearance was radically different. This short clip is speeded up by a factor 8 to show the changes more clearly.

Here’s a much longer, far more professionally produced, and beautiful timelapse of the installation from Kris Williams.