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Anish Kapoor on Light and Dark

Anish Kapoor, Lucie Green, Ann Wroe and Martin Ward join Andrew Marr to discuss light and dark.

On Start the Week the sculptor Anish Kapoor talks to Andrew Marr about his fascination with voids and black holes, and his excitement at the latest technological advances in deepest black: vantablack. The astrophysicist Martin Ward explains his research into supermassive black holes and why we're finding more of them, while the solar physicist Lucie Green journeys to the centre of the sun where each photon takes hundreds of thousands of years to reach the surface, but just eight minutes to shine as light on the Earth. Writer Ann Wroe walks on the Downs to experience how light affects Nature, and she turns to the artists to meditate on the nature of light.
Producer: Katy Hickman

Picture credit: Anish Kapoor.

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43 minutes

Anish Kapoor

Anish Kapoor is a sculptor.

Martin Ward

Martin Ward is Science Director of the Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University.

Ann Wroe

Ann Wroe is the Obituaries Editor of The Economist.

Six Facets of Light is published by Jonathan Cape.

Lucie Green

Lucie Green is a solar physicist at UCL's Mullard Space Science Laboratory.

15 Million Degrees: A Journey to the Centre of the Sun is published by Viking.


Role Contributor
Presenter Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest Anish Kapoor
Interviewed Guest Lucie Green
Interviewed Guest Ann Wroe
Interviewed Guest Martin Ward
Producer Katy Hickman