Supernova:an astronomical event that occurs during the last stellar evolutionary stages of a massive star's life, whose dramatic and catastrophic destruction is marked by one final titanic explosion. This causes the sudden appearance of a "new" bright star, before slowly fading from sight.” Charles Armstrong 

Moving image work intended to raise awareness of bereavement by suicide.

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30th June 2019: Kensington & Chelsea Art Weekend 2019, RPS 100 Heroines Hub, The Old Telephone Exchange, Mallard Street. Screening & “in conversation” with Jennie Ricketts, RPS Trustee. Free entry.


The work provides scope for interdiciplinary approaches and activities.

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DOP/Producer: Julia Horbaschk © 

SuperNovae (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license):

Orions_Head: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ Laboratorio de Astrofísica Espacial y Física Fundamental

Eta_Carinae_nebula_clouds: NASA, ESA, N. Smith (U. California, Berkeley) et al., + The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Crab_Nebula: NASA and ESA, Acknowledgment: M. Weisskopf/Marshall Space Flight Center

The_Carina_Nebula: NASA, ESA, N. Smith (U. California, Berkeley) et al., + The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Star_birth_in_Messier:  NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA); Acknowledgment: R. O'Connell (University of Virginia) + the Wide Field Camera 3 Science Oversight Committee

NGC_7250: ESA/Hubble & NASA


Note to Editors: Images combined into diptychs juxtaposing similarities in colour pallette. Self portraits shot on Kodak Portra and Fuji Professional/scanned on Hasselblad X1.

No personal association to organisations represented here. Their views may not be mine or vice versa. My sincere thanks go to the astronauts/ scientists/artists and location provider/s e.g. ethz.ch

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