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Cycle 13 Alt-w Production Award - Ray Interactive
Sam Healy & Brendan McCarthy

18th Feb to 1st April 2023. FREE
An Lanntair, Kenneth St, Stornoway HS1 2DS

In this map of the stars directly above An Lanntair, updated live as time passes, the fleeting presence of visitors generates unique abstract animations. By taking this stellar data set and a computer algorithm called reaction/diffusion, they literally bring the heavens alive.

Restless, vital patterns emerge looking like cells, fingerprints, fungi, animal markings or brain cross-sections. They remind us that all life originates in the stars. Each iteration hints at the fragile balance between growth and death on which beauty, harmony and meaning depend.