6 October, 2018
Title: Sky in Ruins
Medium: Video projection
Courtesy: The Artist
“Sky in Ruins” is an illusionistic video projection that alludes to the tradition of Renaissance ceiling painting and its illusionistic depictions of limitless space. The projection is a window into the nearby cosmos, where there is far more space trash than satellites. It is an illusion that provides a dystopian view of space in our vicinity. A series of close-ups of collisions between satellites and space trash is projected onto the space dumping ground opening up in front of us.
The 3D animation is a homemade visual illusion, made with Blender open source software, with realistically fashioned models of satellites, and is accompanied by recordings of actual space sounds. The main purpose of the work, however, is not so much to portray a real situation in nearby space as it is to point out that the universe, despite its vastness, is not so unlimited that we could go on simply moving our bad habits from Earth out into space.