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PHOTOS TO APPEAR IN PLANETARIUM'S NIGHT SKY AT CLOSE OF THE FILM FESTIVAL

To close the Old Dominion University Film Festival, Peter Eudenbach, lecturer of art, will orchestrate a dazzling photo projection overlay on the university's Pretlow Planetarium night sky, complete with original music, from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, April 8.

The ecliptic projection constitutes a video installation of photos taken by Eudenbach, which are overlaid against the moving night sky with music by Gil Sanson of New York City.

The term ecliptic refers to the intersection plane of the Earth's orbit with the celestial sphere, along which the sun appears to move as viewed from the Earth, or the eclipse of a heavenly body.

"How much of the world out there is really out there, and how much is the result of our perceptual projection?" Eudenbach asks. "The planetarium is both the embodiment of this question and perhaps one of the earliest forms of cinema. Ecliptic projection combines digital video projected against the overhead movement of the stars at the celestial still point, the North Star. Also arranged throughout the space among the astronomical models and instruments are some of my sculptures."

The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information call 683-4070.

This article was posted on: April 5, 2006

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