Measuring the Universe with The Tate St Ives at Porthmeor Beach.


We have been having lots of fun down at the beach in St Ives. As part of Mayes Creative Measuring the Universe Heritage Lottery funded project we have been celebrating the 250 year anniversary of the Transit of Venus. During the Tate St Ives Winter Festival we braved the elements to head on to the beach to walk the relative distances between the planets. At each location, we played sounds of the planets and placed a flag to represent a planet. As part of the day, we were interviewed on the project by Jack Murley on Radio Cornwall.

Here is a link to the radio interview with BBC Radio Cornwalls Jack Murley

Thanks to Justin for the sounds and this video pf one of the flags blowing down the beach.

Here is a link to the work that artists Joanna Mayes and Justin Wiggan have been making during the project