The relentless exchange of data between urban antennas and their twins in space inspired Paul Kneale to give a physical manifestation to the reception, transmission, and disposal of information. This consistent communication gains physicality with metallic, skeleton-like sculptures, which, as they are put in a dialogue with one another, echo the space junk floating in the universe.
As part of the exhibition Compression staged in Brussels, Belgium, Event Horizon – Space Junk investigates the meeting point between ‘local’ and ‘interstellar’, combining commonplace objects and noble gases – present in the galactic landscape – enclosed in custom-made halos. The selected cell tower floats in the space with sculptures of orbs and antennas, surrounding a upended satellite dish in a suspended-in-time composition of debris.
The incandescent light enclosed in the tubular glass is reminiscent of supernovae and the blinding black holes’ event horizons – which become easily observable to the human eye under Paul Kneale’s guidance.