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Calling Planet Earth
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                                                                                        Calling Planet Earth  2010


Space View
                                                                                                                                        Space View


Down Time
                                                                                                                                                                                 Down Time

Historic Moment
                                                                                                                            Historic Moment

Soirée Lounger
                                                                                                                                                                       Soirée Lounger

Corner Bracket
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Calling Planet Earth is a series of 6 pieces which feature human living environments installed in the dusty interiors of TV sets. These digital compositions show an inversion in which the spaces typically found surrounding a television set, are located within.
 
Television has merged into dynamic networks of technology and is no longer confined to a single piece of furniture. I found myself looking at an old television set and for the first time began to realize the nostalgic side of this object that has been long associated with the push to the future. 

In this context, the plastic shell of the television serves as a sort of space capsule with all the necessities of life contained inside, the personal effects associated with daily human activity nestled within the components of the system, stuck in spaces between the wiring, with faded technical labels adorning the walls.  Outside the windows there are views of outer space, with constellations as far as the eye can see. I included a plaque in one of the images, it reads:

HISTORIC MOMENT - TO COMMEMORATE THIS MARVEL OF
MODERN SCIENCE - THIS SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING BITS
OF LIGHT, ALLOWING MANKIND TO SEE AT A DISTANCE. IT
WAS A DREAM THAT BECAME REALITY - TELEVISION.

'I SEE EARTH! IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL.' - Y.G.

The text closes with a quote from Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man in outer space. In this series, the ability to see the world anew from the vantage point of a rocket ship or by way of television are brought together as related endeavours.


Dans la série Calling Planet Earth, je compose des modèles imaginaires, qui opèrent comme métaphore d’une mécanique qui serait à l’œuvre dans le développement de la culture télévisuelle. Les ajouts tirés des domaines domestiques et journaliers sont placés à l’intérieur des carapaces des téléviseurs et des radios. Des effets personnels placés entre les câbles, l’appareillage électrique et les étiquettes technique flétris se fondre dans ces mise en scène, créent une nouvelle lecture de l'image. L’aspect artisanal de l’opération, raffiné par le procédé de numérisation qui s’ajoute, effectue une inversion, dans laquelle des espaces qui se retrouvent normalement à l’extérieur d’une télévision ou un radio se retrouvent à l’intérieur.

MOMENT HISTORIQUE - POUR COMMÉMORER CETTE MERVEILLE
DE LA SCIENCE MODERNE – CE SYSTÈME POUR TRANSMETTRE DES
PARCELLES DE LUMIÈRES, PERMETTANT À L’HOMME DE VOIR À
DISTANCE. UN RÉVE DEVENU RÉALITÉ – LA TÉLÉVISION. 

‘JE VOIS LA TERRE! ELLE EST SI BELLE.’ – Y.G. (Yuri Gagarin)

[Citation du panneau 'Historic Moment' ]


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