We are stardust. Billion-year-old carbon. We are golden.
We are made of the stuff of stars.
Every atom in our body, and almost every element on Earth, was created in the heart of a colossal star billions of years before our planet was born. Playing with this scientific truth, artist Brad Miller celebrates both our eternal wonder at the beauty of space and visualises our deep connection to it. Starry Night is a contemporary cosmological map that using code, imagery and sensors, scoops up the silhouette of the passerby and beams them to their glittery place of origin: the night sky. The simulated universe responds to movement on the street, further provoking waves of motion into the installation's cosmos.
Producer: Enigma Machine.
Stills from set up of Starry Night at Pier 8, Walsh Bay, Sydney.