A Moon Gathering // super/collider x Ellie Tsatsou in Lumen Crypt Gallery

Date: 17th July 2018, 7-10pm
Venue: Lumen Studios, The Crypt, St John on Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PA

super/collider would love to invite you to an intimate gathering focused on the Moon, inspired by the photographic project of Ellie Tsatsou entitled ‘Moon Series’. The Moon Series is a sequence of soft photographs of our earth's natural satellite, with the intention to allude the sense of scale of our known universe and to note a broader, wider perspective on life. As observed from various places of our planet, and by preserving the moon's perceived size as seen by the naked human eye, these photographs act as an invite to stargaze, intuit, gather and wonder.

The evening will commence with Ellie talking to Melanie King of super/collider about her wanderings into forming this ongoing project; the initiation pings, the gradual collection of conversations, the visual and sonic influences as well as all the poetry that has been embedded into these works. From Carl Sagan’s insightful ‘Cosmos’ to star-filled poems by Diane Ackerman and T.S.Eliot, Ellie will attempt to bring forth all the branches of one’s own journey into shaping a body of work inspired by the universe and show what is behind these minimal lunar photographs, shot during diverse moon phases and from various places around the globe since 2014.

Ellie will then be joined by performance artist Lorie Jo Trainor-Buckingham for a poetry performance that will bring to life the literary works that are enveloped in the Moon Series. The selected writings come from a wide spectrum of research, including works by Persian poet Rumi, ancient Greek poetess Sappho, as well as artists recently or currently active such as John Berger, John Cage and Mary Oliver amongst others. The evening will conclude with an acoustic set by musician hd hausmann intimately performing selected songs inspired by the moon, blended together with mystical sounds of the universe; radar echoes from Nasa’s sound archives, interstellar plasmawaves, whistler waves and more.

Rose wine will be served in candlelight and a Moon inspired gift will be given to all our guests. As space is limited, we would like to kindly encourage you to RSVP on Eventbrite.

About the Artists

super/collider is an art and science organisation run by Chris Hatherill, Melanie King and Louise Beer. The organisation is London based, and was founded in 2006. Working in and with people from the creative industries, super/collider explores science from a pop cultural standpoint – bringing its wonders to new audiences through public events, worldwide expeditions, self-published books and curated products.

Ellie Tsatsou is a Greek-born, London-based photographer & interdisciplinary artist whose work explores wonder, notions of home & intuition through the use of digital & analogue photography, film, editing & writing. She has been mentored by photographers Nick Knight (London, 2011/12) & Ryan McGinley (New York, 2013/14), and her body of work draws references from the minimalism of her homeland’s philosophical cores & the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi. She has recently exhibited her ‘Moon Series’ as part of ‘A Shade of Pale’, curated by Carrie Scott, at 180 Strand in London and her photographs are part of private collections in Washington DC, New York, London, Athens and Paris.

Lorie Jo Trainor-Buckingham is a London-born performance artist and Creative Director of A Taste Of Space; an artists studio. After graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2007 Lorie has curated exhibitions, seminars and performances as part of her studio. These events explored the different relationships between an audiences and 'the work'. As an artist her work is often site specific and is concerned with revealing or re framing what is already there. Lorie has been commissioned by The Tate Modern, Notting Hill Arts Club, Unilever and The ICA.


hd hausmann is a mostly studio based soundscape/folk music project of Grass House singer Liam Palmer, fusing traditional acoustic instruments with ethereal sound and noise scapes. http://soundcloud.com/h-d-hausmann/