Installation at Arnolfini Museum, UK
Ad Astra | 2007
series of 5 posters, dimensions variable
"Ad Astra" is a series of night photographs taken from webcam's located in ports and harbors around the globe. Seemingly void of human existence the images render th eports and their lights as unreachable as star constellations in a blackened sky.
Generally a sight of comfort, the harbor - as seen through webcams - becomes evidence for a contemporary loneliness. The sense of alienation evoked in "Ad Astra" is made palpable by the nightime vistas, as well as the low-resolution, high pixelation of the webcam images. Each pixel becomes its own abstraction, inflecting any expectation of a seamless and fluid field of communication to present a tableau on th edark beauty of a mediated planet.