Scale sizes of planets

We’re often talking about notions of scale: human and solar sizes, time-scale, ranges-of-experience, light-seconds vs. light-years. As we imagine a system of observation and performance, it’s exciting to consider the notion of a planet-sized planetarium.

Something we’ve been kicking around lately is the idea performances/observations/actions/productions which more deliberately engage the idea of “solar scale.” I was suddenly reminded of artist Linda Montano’s 7 Years of Living Art performances, in which Montano performs/wears/lives a color for seven respective years. Montano encourages us to think about performances that transcend ordinary notions of “performance time.”

Another example of “planetary scale” thinking can be found in the Long Now Project.

“The Long Now Foundation was established in 01996 to creatively foster long-term thinking and responsibility in the framework of the next 10,000 years. ”

 

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