I’m interested in the extent to which this affects our deep belief in the imperative to indefinitely sustain life on Earth. The work also poses questions about our characteristics as a species at this approaching moment.
The View From Here comprises a very large, orrery, a working model of the solar system (with a diameter of over 10m and height of over 5m) which is human ‘powered’. It appears to have been made from found objects: parts of bicycles, boats and ladders etc. The sun, planets and moons are all illuminated beach balls. And all Earth.
Steel/ wood/ found objects/ torches/ beach balls, 10m x10m x 5m, 2016
- Dermot Doyle, Resnova Specialised Construction