At one end of the space, an eight foot embroidered star chart hangs surrounded by four mahogany kinetoscopes with brass binoculars. Each box contains a three minute long video, and acts as a portal into the world of the chart’s maker. The walls are a deep blue, and are decorated with hand-painted abstracted stars that act as wall paper. The floor is furnished with dark wood floors, and a twenty minute sound loop reverberates in the space, reflecting the video content and the star chart.
How do astronomers and astrophysicists construct models of the sublime reaches of outer space, illustrating a macrocosm beyond technology’s analytical grasp? Since history’s beginning, humans have developed visual, philosophical, scientific and mythological representations of the universe to comprehend this disembodied space.
In Auguries, I mythologize myself, pushing the boundaries of reality in order to make sense of my conscious and subconscious self. It is a terrain more complex and delicate than any atlas I’ve seen on earth, and so, in Auguries, I attempt to model my personal universe in a similar way to science’s cosmological models.