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
Prof. Jussi Ängeslevä
Prof. Anna Anders
Prof. Kathrin Peters
Special thank you to ALBA Recycling for providing the PE regrind sourced from the Berlin/Brandenburg area.