Above the Inversion Layer evokes the perceptual alchemy that is the trade of astronomers and artists alike, both seeking to reveal some heretofore unperceived knowledge through observation and photography.
This single shot was recorded from the rotating catwalk of the 100-year-old telescope at Mount Wilson Observatory, located north of Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Mountains. Set to Gustav Holst’s The Planets, the video’s duration is the same as the composer's score.
By Elleni Sclavenitis and David Kerlogot, 2013
About the artist: ellenisclavenitis.com