LEO is populated with over 20,000 trackable objects -a byproduct 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.
I have situated my 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. An irreversibility emerges from this debris object instability and with that, a possibility to listen and see an ever expanding language of probability and discourse.
Sound is informed using properties of selected debris objects passing over host coordinates. Sound and image are synchronized in real time orbit.
This is an 8 part composition recorded at different coordinates around the world. This will be partnered with a volume of graphic notations.