Antiplanet, 2017
Exhibition: Studio 17, Stavanger, Norway

Until commercial spaceflight becomes available, there are a few different things you can do. Most involve exceptionally long periods of time, so it’s best to set up your current surroundings, and you’ll adapt to the angle and motion naturally as you go about your day. I’ve gathered some things and gotten started: a toothbrush, a shoe, a lamp and a plant, laundry soap and a clean towel, a computer and coffee press, some fruit, a candle, dish sponge, orange juice, a carton of eggs, and a change of clothes.

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Antiplanet is an installation of household objects that have been recalibrated. Using the same equipment and techniques that are used for guiding telescopes, the nineteen kinetic sculptures in this installation have been aligned with the axis of the planet, and rotate at the same speed—but in the opposite direction. Counteracting the rotation of the planet, they become physically oriented to whichever deep-sky object they happen to face.




Supported by Arts Council Norway (Kulturrådet) and Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond (NBK).