The stars that burn in the night sky were used as
an ancient guide to navigation. This live telematic drawing performance
will contrast ancient and modern forms as it travels via telecommunications
satellites at the speed of light between Papa Westray and London.
A camera in Papa Westray points at the night sky
and transmits video images and atmospheric sound live through SKYPE
to London. These sounds and images are projected in a gallery space
and the group will make spontaneous drawings as they chart the night
sky in Papa Westray.
A camera in London records the live
drawings as they are created and a live video feed is sent back
to Papa Westray via SKYPE, where it is projected onto a wall in
front of festival attendees.