Hipparcos: The Weight of the Concept

Post-Neo-Amateurism In association with UNIT
NWUK Chisenhale Gallery, London 8.7.98 - 12.7.98

I read about the Hipparcos mission in New Scientist. Unique to Europe, this was the very first space mission for measuring the positions, distances, motions, brightness and colours of stars.

Struggling as usual with the concepts of cosmology and my place in the universe, I clung to my own interpretation of the satellite which hung from the ceiling of the gallery. My suit was covered in speaker wire which provided the power for the tiny red light on the satellites probe.

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