Through Cloud. Hopeful. /book

Artist book / Publication 2012 16,5 x 19,5 com. 65 pages. English/Spanish. ISBN: 978-84-8026-451-8. Edited by: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Authors: Paloma Polo, Catalina Lozano, Gisa Weszkalnys, Richard Ellis. Download for free the digital version of the book. “Through Cloud. Hopeful.” : Telegraph sent by Arthur S. Eddingtonto the Astronomer Royal Frank Dyson after […]

Simultaneity is not an Invariable Concept

2012 14 Collodion wetplate photographs (ambrotypes). 8 x 10 inches glass plates. The glass photographic plates represent different points of view of a number of observation instruments arranged in space just at the time of the total eclipse observed by Eddington in May 29th, 1919. In fact, they are digital reconstructions of an imagined space […]

Action at a Distance

Polo researched available documents and stories in order to find the exact location from where the eclipse was observed. Later she created the conditions to move the commemorative plaque there. This gesture, which is of no historical importance for science or for the island of Principe, brings the relationship between this group of men and […]

Apparent Position

Presentation Paloma Polo’s project for the “Fisuras” (Fissures) program at the Museo Reina Sofía emerged from research into expeditions undertaken in various parts of the world during the colonial era that sought to observe and document astronomical phenomena. At first glance, her work addresses issues related to the connection between scientific knowledge and the imperialist […]