Installation view, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo (2008)
Installation view, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo (2008)
Installation view, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo (2008)
Installation view, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo (2008)
Installation view, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo (2008)
Installation view, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo (2008)
Installation view, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo (2008)
Installation view, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo (2008)
Installation view, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo (2008)
Knowing About the Universe
2008
Powder-coated aluminium
Dimensions variable
Astrup Fearnley Collection

The sculpture of a Deep Space Network radio receiver - made out of powder-coated aluminium - is based on the principle of paper-folding modelling. The five accompanying images are the remnants of the production - or the sculpture's origin - which also function as a blue-print or guide lines for the eventual reproduction of the antenna.

However, portions of the information for making a perfect copy have been lost in the process. DSN receivers are used by SETI, amongs others, to search for extra-terrestrial life in addition to collecting other data from outer space. The sculptural version is also researching it's origins, though in a somewhat more restricted way.