WELCOME HOME HUBBLE
Video installation for the exhibition
'Our Place in Space'
at the Natural History Museum of Vienna
with Anna Lerchbaumer
The infamous Hubble Space Telescope is estimated to have reached its
useful life by the year 2024. Its controlled reentry into the atmosphere and
the details and consequences of this mission inspired this artwork.
The video installation stages a speculative narrative featuring the Hubble as
a technological pop star. A glimpse into the future is set a few years after its
reentry and follows surviving parts that were retrieved on the shores of Vanuatu
How do they form the site where they are found? What is their economical,
cultural and political value? Can these be kept as souvenirs?
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