Beta Pictoris I    
  Author: Rodrigo Vilhena

Date: 2008

Description: The video installation Beta Pictoris I, by Rodrigo Vilhena, was presented during the homonymous exhibition and produced in the context of the project Image in Science and Art. The Beta Pictoris system is relatively new: 20 million years. Beta is the second brightest star in Pictor constellation and is 63.4 light years from our solar system. Since 1983 we know that this star is surrounded by a disk of gas and dust. It is thought that the clouds that hide the star are producing a new planetary formation, similar to our solar system at its beginnings. In the exhibition the Beta Pictoris system was represented as already actual and visitors were invited to explore it with the help of a map.