On December 22nd 2006, after a week of installing the Stellar Map on the Ross Ice Shelf, Lita Albuquerque conducted a performance using an Archimedian Spiral, and 51 volunteers from the McMurdo base. Starting at the center, the participants walked out along the spiral arms to the boundary of the installation taking 10 minutes to complete the journey. The star map around which they spiraled mirrored the sky above on the Southern Hemisphere's Summer Solstice. The event was filmed from a helicopter hovering above.
(Go to http://sophiadia.com/StellarAxisLaunch2.html to view a 1 minute quicktime file of the aerial footage - requires good bandwidth)
Photos by Jean de Pomereu