“Pictures at an Exhibition,” as in I have one included in a group exhibition.
Night, a 2007 image from an installation of Heart Beats Light is included in New York University’s Photo and Emerging Media 2014-2015 Faculty and Staff Exhibition. The exhibition opened on September 2, 2014 and closes on October 9, 2014. The show is in two locations: the Gulf + Western Gallery (1st Floor, rear lobby) and the 8th Floor Gallery, 721 Broadway New York, NY 10003.
My piece is at the 721 Broadway location. Admission is free and open to the public.
With half of the world’s population now living in cities, many urban dwellers have never experienced
the wonderment of pristinely dark skies and maybe never will. Light pollution is obscuring people’s
long-standing natural heritage to view stars. The GLOBE at Night program is an international
citizen-science campaign to raise public awareness of the impact of light pollution by encouraging
everyone everywhere to measure local levels of night sky brightness and contribute observations
online to a world map. All it takes is a few minutes to participate between 8-10 pm, February 21
through March 6. Your measurements will make a world of difference.”
There are billions and billions of stars in the sky, but most people in the developed world can only see a handful of them because of light pollution. Street lamps, illuminated signs and floodlit monuments all send light into the atmosphere, obscuring the much fainter stars.
The Government has released the National Lighting Code (NLC) that is aimed at encouraging good lighting practices and systems to minimise light pollution, glare, light trespass and conserve energy while maintaining safety, security, utility and productivity.”
People who spend their evenings in relatively bright light run the risk of stressing their bodies by ratcheting down the production of melatonin. Produced in the brain’s pineal gland, this hormone plays a pivotal role in setting the body’s biological clock – and, potentially, in limiting the development of certain cancers.”