Now on view: Eclipsing Stars

Now on view: Eclipsing Stars

Come visit!

Eclipsing Stars
An immersive project by artist, Alex "lonesav" Staley, and astrophysicist and folklorist, Dr. Moiya McTier, curated by Liz Slagus

February 16 - May 27, 2024
Fridays, 5-8PM Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5PM

Eclipsing Stars is a seven-room multimedia and immersive installation that explores how different perspectives shape our understanding of natural phenomena. With a mutual interest in storytelling and world-building Alex “lonesav” Staley and Dr. Moiya McTier have constructed a series of seven different mythologies based on seven star-inspired goddesses to lead audiences through a large-scale, multi-chamber, audio-video adventure. The experience has been designed to inspire awe and curiosity, while providing the opportunity for visitors to acquire a layered understanding of eclipses.

Eclipsing Stars has been made possible by the Simons Foundation and is part of its 'In the Path of Totality' initiative. FEED and Erie Arts & Culture have teamed up to participate in the In the Path of Totality, which has been developed to ensure that the millions of people in the path of totality of the April 8, 2024 solar eclipse have an unforgettable experience. The Simons Foundation’s gift to Erie Arts & Culture allowed artist, Alex “lonesav” Staley, and astrophysicist and folklorist, Dr. Moiya McTier, to collaborate with FEED on the development of this new immersive experience called “Eclipsing Stars,” which aims to elicit wonder and new understanding about the April 8 eclipse.

The $5 Admission to Ecliping Stars includes two pairs of eclipse glasses, while supplies last.

Eclipsing Stars Public Programming:

February 16 (6-10PM) - Stars, Stories, Goddesses and Grand Openings
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February 17 (7-8PM) - Eclipsing Stars Trivia Night @ Lavery Brewing Co

March 30 (12-5PM) - Eclipsing Stars Family Day
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April 6 (6-7PM) - Pale Blue Pod-Eclipsing Stars Edition
Get tickets to Pale Blue Pod-Eclipsing Stars Edition

April 8 (2-3:30PM)- Eclipse Viewing Party
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April 8 (4-10PM)- Eclipse Viewing AFTER PARTY at FEED
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April 9 (12-1PM) - The DNA of Eclipsing Stars: Lunch Break with Alex (lonesav) Staley, Dr. Moiya McTier, FEED and EA&C
Get tickets to The DNA of Eclipsing Stars: Lunch Break

Support for this program has been provided by Erie Arts & Culture through the Lydia McCain Unrestricted Fund of the Erie Arts Endowment.

FEED Media Art Center
1307 State Street, Erie PA 16501

Established in 2022, FEED Media Art Center is devoted to the production, exhibition and preservation of all forms of media art.