¿Everyone, a Satellite?
THIS IS NOT A PROPOSAL!
What we see doing looks and feels nothing like This here.
Send Art into space? Not at all. Exhibit Art in Space? No. par-abolic flying
– weightlessness – No! No going up there to disappear. We like It down here
and anyway we are sort of already gone. Surveilling Earth with a camera is
just too military looking.
We intend to: PICTURE DATA FROM SPACE SOME SPACE. Use Orbit
as the raw material for Sculpture. Digitally and architecturally polemicize
the emergence of Orbitization with sensory data received by our Ground installation
on handies on Earth where ever.
CONCERNING THE TWO CHIEF SYSTEMS OF THE WORLD (GALILEO).
Galilei of Padua disproved geocentricity with
a Spyglass. The Spyglass and its progeny are immobilizing planet Earth at
the center of a new Geocentric Model – the center of a swarming militant media
cosmos of orbiting control. Mediacentricity equals the 'Orbi' of the world.
Orbi in Latin may be interpreted as representing a world as one - a globe.
The process now wrapping up - Globalization. What then? Orbitization...
According to U.S. Air Force Secretary Pete Teets at the Space Warfare Symposium
2004: “Space is the Ultimate high Ground. We haven’t reached the point
of strafing and bombing from SPACE. Nonetheless we are thinking about those
Orbitization is either a twisted Zone of Power or
Influence or The Center has left the Circle.
“Outside of this gravitational pull which keeps
Bodies in orbit, all the atoms of meaning lose themselves or self-absorb in
space. Our true artificial satellites are the Global Debt, the flows of Capital
and the nuclear loads that circle around the Earth in an Orbital Dance. Debt
circulates on its own orbit, with its own trajectory made up of capital which
from now on is free of any economic contingency and moves about in a parallel
universe. It is not even an orbital universe. It is rather ex-orbital, ex-centered.
The only way to avoid this is to place ourselves straightaway on an Alternative
temporal orbit, to take an elliptic shortcut and go beyond the end by not
allowing it time to take place.” (The Pataphysicistm, J.B.)
SpacePlace Bluetooth installation simulated Screencast (640x240).Pictures
are better on radio.
January 31st, 2006 by orbitart
Sound is an instrument through which temporal frequency patterns [i.e. patterns
in time, such as the number of cycles per second] can become formal spatial
and geometric patterns.
Base of the World. Piero Manzoni. Homage a Galileo 1961 Denmark.
particle in suspension pattern of movement
Particles floating in a solution when they are vibrated by sound waves; the
particles mysteriously assemble themselves into geometric shapes.
orbit is a fundamental measure of space, the
forgotten millimeter sculpture in space. orbit stores
and transmits data - replicating, mutating, adapting information. orbit
is frequency. the orbit may have left its center as �the point�, resembling
a loose elastic rubber band gear turning and churning. orbit
is the raw material of space.
(Why not the blogosphere as sketchpad?)
Transcribed handwritten text from
The Orbitants (Art Presse reworked) 2005.