Mobile 1:50, 2023
H75 x W105 x D270 cm, including 1:50 scale of B-2 Spirit
After visiting Piet Mondrian’s studio, Alexander Calder gained the idea of a kinetic sculpture. Marcel Duchamp saw Calder’s hanging sculptures and called them ‘mobiles’. What these three modern artists had in common was that they were exploring the expandability of space beyond dimensions in their respective media.
Mobilisation of (air) space reached at new level when disruption of radar waves became the major strategy in the air defence technology. Energy to grasp everything in the space and energy to prevent it from happening fill the sky. The expansion of space is achieved through invisibility.