Sources, 2009 – 2012
30 gelatin silver prints (each 27.5 x 21 cm), stroboscopic lamps, DMX controller, sound performance
Radio signals from astronomical objects are translated, transformed and exhibited as a series of 30 images, a live
sound performance, and a light sculpture. Initially rendered by astronomers as two-dimensional images, the form and
properties of these vastly distant objects is only inferred through indirect processes of translation and interpretation
using radio telescopes and computer algorithms. Building on this ambiguity and offering a concrete demonstration of
the variability made possible by the visual interpretation of scientific data, the artist explores and reflects on the fluidity
of translating data across media and the performative, interpretive, and contextual aspects of knowledge itself.
The musical composition is performed by electronic musician Stefan Nemeth and percussionist Bernhard Breuer.