“This nightly deletion of the evidence of our place in the universe robs us: of the existence, extent and beauty of our galaxy, of our place in the galaxy, of the knowledge of other galaxies, of our sense of how huge the universe actually is.”
“Dark sky preserve. Turn out the lights, shut off the web. Look up and find out how big our universe is. Engage with complete thoughts and feel their dimensions and edges, their images and lives, their dance.”
Three people—poet and musician Ian Ferrier, musician Louise Campbell and designer Sarah Beth Goncarova—get together to explore what happens to us when we can see the stars.
They travel to HeartRoot, an artist’s residency set in the dark sky preserve around Lac-Megantic, Québec, Canada.
By day they create the words, music and design of Dark Sky Preserve:
By night they lie on the big deck outside the studio in the dark.
And find the Andromeda Galaxy.
And watch the Milky Way turn in the sky overhead.
Dark Sky Preserve could not have been made without the amazing support of the Canada Council for the Arts.