Events past herald those forthcoming in the new. Edinburgh LoFi’s exhibition – Almanac – uses traditional, alternative and lomographic photographic processes to record the weather, tides, star paths, seasonal events of the past calendar and personal journeys.
The word almanac may derive from a Greek word meaning calendar, the Coptic Egyptian astrological charts were purported to be called almenichiaká in antiquity. The earliest documented use of the word is in Latin by Roger Bacon in 1267, where it meant a set of tables detailing movements of heavenly bodies including the moon. The word has no etymon in Arabic but indirect circumstantial evidence points to a Spanish Arabic al-manākh, it would have been prestigious to attach an Arabic appellation to a set of astronomical tables at that time. Also called hemerologies, parapegmata, ephemerides, zijs and tables – the almanac has a facinating history and continues to find new forms to this day, such as the GPS almanac. (1)
2nd March (Saturday) to 29th March (Friday) 2019
Art and Design Department,
George IV Bridge,
The exhibition at the Art and Design Library contains work by:
The Edinburgh LoFi group was started a decade ago to promote and explore creative ideas in photography. The group is run collectively.
New members are welcome and meetings are free to attend.