neural networks, video projection, plexiglass
sound design: Nathan Solo
According to the astronomers, 99% of the European Union population live in areas with light pollution and therefore are unable to see properly celestial objects. Before artificial lighting was invented, the night sky was used for navigation, there were stories and myths about the constellations and their meaning, sense of awe. Yet in the 21st century, we’re more likely to see pictures from NASA than see the night sky with our own eyes. Does the approximation of pixels become the destiny of humans?
Data from the NASA archive were fed into a neural network algorithm, which generated a series of images that become mixed with the original input data, and the calculation in between the particular images becomes a video output that mimics the night sky, ripping the reality.
We are looking at the same sky, but we’re seeing radically different things.