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Collaboration with Dr William Taylor from UKATC, representing imaginary constellations based on previous centuries star pattern positions, relating specifically to the dates of the different Encyclopaedia Britannica editions printed in Edinburgh, on this site. The enlarged full stops relate to the hypothetical positioning of the corresponding stars viewable during a total eclipse. These magnified full stops are depicted as star formations in the upper windows of Castle Mill Works, looking north. Paradoxically they coincide with the actual time frame of both the original light emanating from Edinburgh 200-300 years ago, only now reaching these stars in deep space, as well as their emitted light, in juxtaposition, only now arriving here on Earth. The full stops were individuallty taken from pertinent chapters on ‘Newton’ and ‘Enlightenment', in recognition of Edinburgh’s own intellectual and publishing heritage, particularly the printing of the Encyclopaedia Britannica in Fountainbridge from 1777 – 1826 at the Grove Print Works directly across the road from the Castle Mill Works site.
Period21 Mar 201523 May 2015
Event typeExhibition
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map


  • constellations
  • star patterns
  • isaac newton
  • edinburgh printmakers
  • encyclopedia britannica
  • ukatc