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Areosphere and Atmosphere
with Janine Randerson
SCANZ 2011, New Plymouth Observatory, New Plymouth


Areosphere and Atmosphere, a dual projection based on satellite images is focused on contemporary mapping of Mars and Earth as well as pre-Copernican artist's representations of the two planetary spheres. We intend to employ both "subjective" historical drawings by early astronomers or artists of the planets Earth and Mars and "objective" images images obtained by remote sensing or telescopic technology within the installation. The dual projection suggests format suggests the twin births of science and science fiction. The double projection is our reconfiguration of a "Mercator's projection": an alternative spatial schema that shifts between fictional and factual terrain.

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