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Site Specific Sculpture on Mars
In January 2021 I decided to install a permanent virtual exhibition of site specific sculpture on the planet Mars.
sculpture specific sites
It will be a long time before any art will be installed on the planet Mars, or before it is to function there. Does art need to have a function at all? One could say that its first function of is that it has is to be noticed; if you can't perceive it, here is nothing to take in and contemplate. If no one can see or notice it, there will be no discussion about the why of its presence - or can there be nonetheless having said that? Of course there can; in our mind we can imagine anything anywhere.
When I see photographs of other worlds I often imagine how such an environment could strengthen my work, not the other way around, conceding that a landscape like that of Mars does not need any strengthening by human made artifacts, let alone the human made wrecks that will and actually are starting to populate it already. So, studying the views of the Martian landscape through the lenses of the human rovers' cameras, I can sometimes envision one of my existing, or not yet executed, sculptures superimposed there - not any work though. Some are so much about themselves that they could not look accepted in an empty world.
As more intriguing sites on mars become available I will select the sculpture specific sites in which I can envision my work being accommodated by the landscape, scale it in and elaborate on the interaction between the sculpture and the scenery.