Sonic Planetarium, 2017-ONGOING. Sound installation, 9 speakers. Sonic Planetarium is an audio model of the stuff in earth’s orbit, in real time. Sound files representing individual satellites play directionally across a speaker array as the actual objects pass far overhead, as if you can hear into space. [above: temporary installation at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C. as part of Sound Scene X: Dissonance on July 8, 2017]
A series of Beachball Antennas were created for temporary installation on the beaches of Southern Florida.
Southern Florida Beachball Antenna Archive, 2017, 8.25 x 10.75 inches, saddle-stitch, softcover, 60 pages. The images contained in this archive are a selection of those received as transmissions from orbiting weather satellites using beachball antennas on Southern Florida Beaches in 2015 and 2016.
Outernet Library Branch - Wave Farm is a receiving station for Outernet data transmissions installed in June 2016 for long-term operation on the grounds of Wave Farm, in Acra, New York.
The Menu for Mars Supper Club and Kitchen, co-organized by Heidi Neilson and Douglas Paulson, envisions the future of cuisine on Mars.
L5 from Here is an ongoing series of photographs from earth of L5, or Lagrange point 5, an area in the moon’s orbit around earth where space colonies are often planned to take place.
Ground Station is an ongoing record of art-research on the topic of outer space. The investigations combine traditional research with direct participation by detection of the Earth’s atmosphere, space environment and satellites using radio.
YOU ARE HERE, 2015. 7.5 x 7.5 x 1.75 in. Digital offset printed, 500 pages. YOU ARE HERE contains image transmissions received from weather satellites—NOAA 15, 18 & 19—from Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada.
Faxes from Space, 2014. 7.5 x 7.6 x .75 in. Digital offset printed, 200 pages. Faxes from Space contains research and documentation surrounding the build of an antenna which was used to receive transmissions from orbiting NOAA satellites, which were decoded to reveal images of the Earth and its weather patterns. Cold war era educational texts were used to illustrate the process.
Details from the Least Popular, 2013. 6 x 9 x 1 in. Digital offset print-on-demand, 208 pages, edition of 50. Details from the Least Popular contains the most plain, uninteresting detail areas from the one hundred least popular images in the Hubble Space Telescope image gallery, in order with the least popular first.
Tranquility Base, 2012. 5.5 x 7 x .25 in. Digital offset printed and pamphlet stitched by hand, 16 pages, edition of 50. Tranquility Base is a visual catalog of items left at the Apollo 11 landing site on the moon made with photos of miniature handmade models in diorama settings.
A series of letterpress prints commemorating vintage defunct satellites, including: Prospero X-3, Snap 10A, Vanguard 1, Syncom 2, Pioneer 4, Luna 1, Explorer 11, and Transit 4A. These satellites remain in orbit today.
ISS Road Trip, 2012. 6 x 9 x 2.5 in., 800-page hardbound digital-offset printed book contains stills from a video clip of the International Space Station orbiting the earth. ISS on I17N, 2012, is 47-second video of the book ISS Road Trip paged through in a car on the road.
Space Junk Guide to the Hayden Planetarium, 2012. 5.5 x 8.5 in, 16 pages. This guide uses the Hayden Planetarium Sphere at the American Museum of Natural History as a reference point to describe and locate the phenomena of the debris in Earth’s orbit.
Stargazing by Microscope, 2011. 2.75 x 2 x .125 in. Digital offset printed, perfect bound, 48 pages, edition of 120. Stargazing by Microscope contains images of stars which were selected from books, magazines, and maps found in a single residence in Queens, New York, and were photographed using a microscope.
Orbital Debris Simulator, 2010. 8 x 10 x .75 in. Screen and letterpress printed, handbound with aluminum covers, 24 pages with one fold-out page, edition of 70. Viewable in 3D with anaglyph glasses This book describes the phenomena of ‘space junk’ in the earth’s orbit, where images of space toys are used as stand-ins for the orbital debris itself.
Home Planetarium Survey, 2008. 7.5 x 7.5 in. Digital-offset printed, 16 pages, edition of 100. Home Planetarium Survey displays seven toy planetariums and photograms of the constellation Orion as projected by the planetariums; the photogram constellation image was captured by exposing photosensitive paper directly with the light of the planetarium.
Space Codex Facimilie, 2007. 10.5 x 13 inches, open, letterpress printed from both sides of handset metal type on both sides of paper. The folded print contains a reproduction of all of the text included in the 1977 Voyager interstellar mission message.
One thousand orbits, projection #1, and #2, 2007. 16 in x 21.75 in., archival inkjet print, debossing. Edition of 10. Prints visualizing debris in space, using information and data from NASA as resources. Each line light grey line indicates a probable orbit around the earth, flattened to the page using a map projection, which is debossed into the image.