THE MIRROR EXHIBITION
VIRTUAL EXHIBITION
After almost five years working on Hemelliggaam Or The Attempt To Be Here Now, a visual archive of photographs, video and installations, the two artists presents a new selection of work from the project to commemorate 200 years of the first permanent modern observatory in Africa.

The Mirror is a physical exhibition (Indoor-Outdoor) as well as a virtual one, where images, video text and sounds are overlapping to generate new meanings. Both settings aim to explore the existential contents of Hemelliggaam Or the Attempt To Be Here Now, moving between science and fiction, reality and vision - pushing the boundaries of the archive.
Curator Filippo Maggia
Sound compositions Alessandro Gigli
Scientific team Mattia Vaccari, Lucia Marchetti and Michelle Cluver from Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of the Western Cape.
Consultant Davide Chinigo

Supported by 
National Research Foundation
Institute of Italian Culture, Pretoria
Consulate of Italy in Cape Town
Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Special thanks to
Friends of Thandolwethu
Badhen Lab
Prof Hedley Twidle
THE MIRROR EXHIBITION
VIRTUAL EXHIBITION

After almost five years working on Hemelliggaam Or The Attempt To Be Here Now, a visual archive of photographs, video and installations, the two artists presents a new selection of work from the project to commemorate 200 years of the first permanent modern observatory in Africa.

The Mirror is a physical exhibition (Indoor-Outdoor) as well as a virtual one, where images, video text and sounds are overlapping to generate new meanings. Both settings aim to explore the existential contents of Hemelliggaam Or the Attempt To Be Here Now, moving between science and fiction, reality and vision - pushing the boundaries of the archive.
Curator Filippo Maggia
Sound compositions Alessandro Gigli
Scientific team Mattia Vaccari, Lucia Marchetti and Michelle Cluver from Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of the Western Cape.
Consultant Davide Chinigo

Supported by 
National Research Foundation
Institute of Italian Culture, Pretoria
Consulate of Italy in Cape Town
Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Special thanks to
Friends of Thandolwethu
Badhen Lab
Prof Hedley Twidle