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'Auroral Synapse' by Anna Hill is a lavish art publication of a photographic journey through Finnish Lapland photographing the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). The book contains a CD of the soundtrack from the installation including field recordings made in Lapland by the artist and a song composed by Real World singer Iarla O'Lionaird. The expedition lead to Anna Hill's BAFTA nominated interactive installation which was first seen at the 2003 Kilkenny Arts Festival.
The publication will be launched on Thursday 2 December at 5.30pm at the Imagenow Gallery at New Bride Street, Dublin 8 by Paul Johnson of the Arts Concil of Ireland.
Robert Monroe in his introductory essay for the book explains " The Northern Lights occur when ions streaming from the sun, in what is called 'the solar wind' are drawn down by the earth's magnetic field and collide with ionospheric gases, causing the particles to glow. Hill's work not only registers these powerful collisions, but is itself a luminous product of meeting between different elements".

Published 29th Nov 2004, 2:45pm »