Artists: Paola Angelini (Italy), Amalie Jakobsen (Denmark) and Øyvind Sørfjordmo (Norway)
This new series of sculptures and wall installation explores the concept of ‘the future of forms’ in out space. It focuses on simulant materials and environments created on earth such as synthetic mars soil to build architecture and laboratories to test communication antennas in outer space.
The wall installation titled Optical Depth replicates an anechoic chamber. A room covered with pyramidal absorbers designed to completely absorb reflections of electromagnetic waves. The anechoic chamber is for testing of flat panel antenna arrays, array topologies and antenna subsystem for satellites and spaceships.
In the space there is three sculptures titled: Atmospheric Escape, Super Void, Meteor Shower. The sculptures is partly be painted with hyper real colours and synthetic mars soil and meteor soil onto the aluminium surfaces. The objective by NASA for producing simulate moon, meteor and mars soil is to provide realistic materials for themselfs, private companies, and researchers to support the development of in situ resource utilization ISRU technology and hardware testing for space exploration. It is for example use in experiments to develop moon concrete, in which robots can 3d print buildings on the moon with.
It fascinates me what our future civilization might look like and how we are preparing for such a step. What materials will be used for the first actual architecture on the moon? How will a public space be function with zero gravity? How will this effect production of art? It Is likewise crucial to ask questions relation to space mining, tourism and inequality with for a future settlement. As those are current issues on earth that should not be repeated.
Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo, No