Lita Albuquerque’s Performance at Mount Wilson Observatory

by Pasadena Adjacent

The sun is not the center of the universe. It’s more like a suburb. Off to the edge. Not unlike the art exhibition “KNOWLEDGES.”  And we, of the expanding suburbs, made our way up to it’s wild edge. Far far above the land of Angels. Tilting over the inversion layer, dazzled by art, inspired by star dust.

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Lita Albuquerque’s “One Small Section of Sky”  as performed on the wooden pathway leading to the 100 inch Hooker’s telescope; the bridge to the sky.

It was across this bridge that Edwin Hubble would confirm George Hale’s theory of “Stellar Evolution.” That the further away the galaxies were – the faster they appeared to be racing away from earth. That the universe was – is – evolving. Moving, changing with time. Expanding.

Lita Albuquerque’s “One Small Section of Sky” performed 06/23/2012

Visual Design / Mattia Casalegno * Libretto / Lita Albuquerque, Mattia Casalegno, Cielo Alano * Score / Kristen Toedtman, with the Kristen Toedtman Exoplanets Ensemble (All Singers from the Los Angeles Master Chorale)

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