Based on our audiovisual performance Orbits, this work rearranges the live experiment for the exhibition space.
The aesthetics of man-made objects in space, their appearance and especially their orbits are transformed into a minimal audiovisual video work, showing the poetic dance satellites and their trash perform while revolving around us. Seemingly chaotic paths mutate to amazing patterns of an almost organic nature—all of it due to pure physical necessities of orbital mechanics.
When we started working with global satellite data, their information was based on a website maintained by the US Air Force. Yet after some time, based on information from the Union of Concerned Scientists, we discovered that some objects were missing. Fortunately the data on classified satellites is generated by enthusiastic amateur astronomers observing the night skies. Merging the two sources, balancing between artistic autonomy and the necessary scientific rigorousness, the installation focuses on the aesthetic and immersive experience, revealing a hidden layer of human infrastructure.
Photos are from various exhibitions and setups.
installation on three screens / with three projectors and sound system
size and setup variable
duration: 13 minutes