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Light and Dark Matters: Are we darkened by light?

21 November, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

£12

Human history has been a quest to light the dark, but today most of humanity spends more time bathed in electronic light than our primary source: the sun. What different forms of light are we exposed to, and can we ever switch off?

A panel of artists, scientists and architects examine our contemporary urban experiences of light and how we understand 95% of the universe that we cannot see: dark energy and dark matter. What are the social and political implications of our lust for light, and are we now darkened by it?

With astrophysicist Catherine Heymans, artist Katie Paterson and the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s public astronomer Marek Kukula. This event will be chaired by architect Asif Khan.

Over twenty four hours at Tate Modern leading artists, scientists, philosophers, theorists and the public come together to debate, share and uncover our contemporary experience of light, dark and dark matter. What are the many forms of light and dark that surround us? How do we harness this energy and what do we imagine for the future? Explore these questions and more through sunrise and sunset walks, talks & discussions and collaborative workshops.

Part of the International Year of Light in collaboration with the Institute of Physics

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Date:
21 November, 2015
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
£12
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Website:
http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/talks-and-lectures/are-we-darkened

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Tate Modern
Phone:
020 7887 8888
Website:
http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern

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Tate Modern
Bankside
London, SE1 9TG United Kingdom
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Phone:
020 7887 8888
Website:
http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern