Jeanne Liotta

SIXTH FLOOR

Notes from the Artist: “Hymns to the void, planetary attributes, light-captured evidence of cosmic occurrences, and willful space-manipulations of immaterial ideas-all while the Earth under your feet wobbles and drifts. These various photographic works come out of a period of intense, yet simple, astronomical observations undertaken in some vain hope of actually apprehending what it means to live on a planet in space. Aristotle understood the Earth as spherical in the 4th century BCE, when he argued that a lunar eclipse is proof of our own circumference, the shadow of ourselves. Aristotle’s proof places us centrally in a three-dimensional cosmic drama, one deduced solely by naked eye and available to all. Just look up.”