Occluded Orbit is a site specific intervention that confronts the viewer with the sheer infinite pollution of humanity: space debris. Since the first space missions around 60 years ago, humans have created over 125 million pieces of debris, orbiting our planet at astronomical speeds of many kilometers - per second. Occluded Orbit gives an interactive visualisation of the amount of tracked space debris. However, every interaction causes the exhibit to release plastic fragments that block a doorway over time – just like we might block our path into space.
Bachelor project at the Universität der Künste Berlin.
Full documentation pending...
Materials: Aluminium sheets, wooden frame, electronics, modified grit spreader, recycled polyethylene regrind
Special thank you to ALBA Recycling for providing the PE regrind sourced from the Berlin/Brandenburg area.