Paul Malone : Celestial Mechanics 25-3925

'Celestial Mechanics 25-3925'
Perspex, french enamel, acrylic paint, pencil, fixtures

25 x 25 x 8 cms overall : 2016


This is a four layer perspex sandwich with a 5th layer functioning as a hanging plate. The piece is held together with 4 hex bolts which also function as a hanging structure.

Layer 2 has 4 painted disc inserts which float as z-pinches above the active surface. In the centre is a larger disc, with planetary connotations, showing where these charge photons would affect the geological appearance at the surface. The hanging plate is also drawn in pencil with a facsimile star map to prove that overall astronomical context of the piece.

This series of artworks function as a mechanics of the night sky in the form of an engineered artifact. As such, they emulate the way that theories and concepts are constructed about remote objects and events in cosmology and associated meta-narratives.


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