dear juan pablo and alessandra,
please find a recording attached.
the title is: ANTLIA
it is the latin word for pump https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antlia
there is a star constellation named after the air pump invention by otto von guericke…
…can’t find bigger datas but would like to have the stars.
the inventor of the air pump is otto von guericke.
I worked quite a lot around his ideas of empty space.
especially for the show at secession in 2003.
…Mechanica Hydraulico-pneumatica – published in 1657. This book came to the attention of Robert Boyle who, stimulated by it, embarked on his own experiments on air pressure and the vacuum, and in 1660 published New Experiments Physico-Mechanical touching the Spring of Air and its Effects. The following year this was translated into Latin and, made aware of it in correspondence with Fr. Schott, von Guericke acquired a copy…
* »…There are three bodies of text, that contain systematic treatises on von Guericke’s scientific work.
- *Friar Gaspar Schott’s 1657 work Mechanica Hydraulico-pneumatica, originally intended as a brief guide to the hydraulic and pneumatic instruments in Athanasius Kircher’s Roman museum, an appendix added by Schott, is a detailed account of Guericke’s experiments on vacuma
- Friar Gaspar Schott’s 1664 Technica Curiosa, with appendix that contains a reupload of the 1657 account plus more recent material from Guericke.
- Otto von Guericke’s Experimenta Nova (ut vocantur) Magdeburgica de Vacuo Spatio of 1672, published upon Guerike’s initiative.*
All containing scientific studies and related experiments may be assigned to three topics, to each of which a book of the Experimenta Nova is dedicated as follows:
Book II: The Nature of Space and the Possibility of the Void
Book III: The Experimental Work on the Production of Vacua, The Pressure of Air and the Earth’s Atmosphere
Book IV: The Investigation into Cosmic Potencies….