Globe, papier-mâché, box, antennae, plastic tubes, spray paint, plastic film, video monitor, 2 minute digital video loop
Space Helmet is aesthetically inspired by a 1950s B-movie view of the possible future. This sculpture features a globe turned into a space helmet, used for a performative planetary landing, and finally displayed as a television. Decades ago, it seemed certain that, humanity would have succeeded in landing on many of the planets and moons in our solar system. Today, economics, politics, priorities, and public interest have conspired to make that potential human achievement seem more and more like an impossible fantasy. This video sculpture imagines what we might say for posterity if we were to land on another world.