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A girl looking upwards in delight, with 'eclipse viewers' onSeaclipse (still), 1999. Image: Judith Goddard

Seaclipse, Anne Bean

Anne Bean

Limehouse Gallery, Three Colt Street, London, UK

San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, US

11/08/2000 – 20/08/2000

A video record of the experience of 38 participants who ventured into the middle of the English Channel to encounter the solar eclipse of August 11, 1999.

Seaclipse: Sharing a Shadow

Artist Anne Bean and cosmologist and writer Marcus Chown recruited individuals from a wide range of educational and cultural backgrounds, to venture out on boats to experience the sensations of the August 1999 UK total solar eclipse directly, and to chronicle their personal experiences. Included among those invited were teenagers from Tower Hamlets Summer University and from the RNIB's New College in Worcester.

Participants/artists: Anne Bean . Nick Booth . Martin Burton . Paul Burwell . Anastasia Calder . Karen Chilver . Marcus Chown . David Cunningham . Robert Dale . Swarup Dasgupta . Elisabeth Geake . Ella Gibbs . Judith Goddard . Karen Gunnell . Mary Hoang . Ishmael Ibrahim . Jude James . Fatima Khatun . Rob La Frenais . Roz Lowrie . Elizabeth Lynch . Steve Minett . Ben Moat . Hayley Newman . Oliver Niner . Judith Palmer . Fahima Rasheed . Janet Pettman . Ezra Rubenstein . Saqib Shaikh . Nicola Triscott

The exhibition Seaclipse incorporated the Seaclipse video photographs and lightbox work recording the solar eclipse and was shown by the Arts Catalyst at:

Limehouse Gallery in association with Matts Gallery
11 - 20 August 2000

San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery
as part of The Gateway Project: Natural Forces
9 May - 16 June 2001