Summerhall Exhibitions, Edinburgh, UK
‘In the current industrialised way of existing, many Homo sapiens live a life no longer as intimately synced to the circadian clock of Earth. The technologies we have inherited from our Homo habilis ancestors have slowly but steadily developed. Today ‘artificial’ production of light, heat, food, etc. has brought, among other things, an accelerated existence. The urban and indoor routine of city humans may seem detached; as a parallel reality happening at another speed or dimension. But we are fully attached, furthermore enclosed in, bigger clocks and stronger things that we will probably never master. Like planetary rotation. Like volcanoes.’
‘Under the Ciltlatepetl’ was a series of exhibitions co-curated by the Science Festival, Summerhall and ASCUS Art & Science. ‘Under the Ciltlatepetl’ brings together a selection of works by international artists intrigued by light in all its forms. Celebrating the UN International Year of Light and the Science Festival’s Brainwaves strand, the exhibitions explore the beauty, form and function of light and its role as a metaphor for knowledge and enlightenment.