Fri, Sep 06|
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary
Victoria Keddie: Electrona in Crystallo Fluenti
Performance & multimedia installation featuring compositions of sound and image synchronized in real time with orbital debris objects.
Time & Location
Sep 06, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
About the Event
The low Earth orbit is populated with over 20,000 trackable objects -byproducts of man’s existence. This planetary midden traces a linear global narrative of technological advancements and failures from the 20th century to present day. Much of the debris comes from rocket stages, defunct satellites, and past object to object collisions. In orbit, we can find everything from solar panels, a lost bag of tools, to a sea of microscopic flakes of paint. Cross-disciplinary artist, Victoria Keddie has situated their most recent work in the development of a language suitable for a debris object-afterlife in outer space. Now absent of function, these debris objects can share an expanded and discursive vocabulary of radio waves and electromagnetic signals. Here, the objects’ voice mirrors its circumstance, moving as a disenchanted body through obstruction, then gone again into quiet entropic submission. In orbit, the debris changes form and abandons previous relationships. These objects move in specific response to shifts in the parameters of their orbital existence, as well as to each other. The initial trajectory of the orbiting debris object becomes uncertain through successive shifts and collisions. An entropic irreversibility emerges from this instability carrying potential for us to listen and see an ever expanding language of probability and discourse.