The Art of the Eclipse celebrates the sun, the moon and the stars. Our live show in the studio at Jolt Radio, Miami, begins with a flashback to 2013, in Berlin, where we recorded a conversation at the intersection of art and science in the control tower at the abandoned Tempelhof airport, in Berlin. German artist Agnes Meyer-Brandis demonstrates one of her gravity experiments and explains how she raises moon geese.
We contemplate the phenomenal event that unfolded before our eyes on August 21, 2017, at Miami’s Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. Dr. Jorge Perez-Gallego, Curator of Astronomy at the Frost Science Museum calls in to tell stories of his eclipse-viewing adventure outside Madras, Oregon. We share the conversations we recorded that day at the Frost with museum president Frank Steslow and team members Monique Gonzalez and Everett Fraser Ford, journalists Andrea Yanez and Patricia Herrera, and Carl Hildebrand and Evelyne Zapata from the Miami art community. A special feature of this show: sound tracks from films by Delphino Huang, John Akre and Michael J. Ruiz-Unger screened at the Science Art Cinema Film Festival on August 31, 2017.
We broadcast this live streaming program from the studio at Jolt Radio on September 6, 2017, just days before Hurricane Irma made landfall on Florida’s west coast.
Sound Editor: Guney Ozsan | Special audio features courtesy Frost Science Museum, Delphino Huang, John Akre, Michael J. Ruiz-Unger | Photos courtesy Bob Byrd (feature image), Jorge Perez-Gallego, filmmakers and Fresh Art International as noted in captions
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Posted by Evelyne Zapata and Cathy Byrd for Fresh Art International