Earth Observation Array (Treak Cliff) - EOAE-TC #2 Decay 2017


Installation for hand-made cosmic ray detectors, 64 bit core memory and associated electronics.

Despiciendo suspicio - Suspiciendo despicio.

By looking down, I see upward. By looking up, I see downward.

[Tycho Brahe (1546–1601)]

As earthly and cosmic signals are filtered, refracted and descend through the limestone and fluorspar of Treak Cliff cavern, they read and reflect the peculiar geological conditions of the site. Countering the decay of all signals emitted since the big bang, EOAE-TC attempts a backup of the cosmos on obsolete media.

The second instrument (EOAE-TC #2 Decay), a bizarre inverted pyramid, can only have been used to monitor cosmic rays, perhaps observing changes in the hidden structures above the caverns themselves. It is unknown why the anonymous scientists who constructed this observatory chose to store these signals within a matrix of salvaged core memory.

EOAE-TC #2 Decay was produced as part of the Shift Register research project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and hosted by IXDM, Basel. It was commissioned as part of Abandon Normal Devices festival in 2017.

Design and fabrication with thanks to Ioana Vreme Moser.

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Created: 2019-01-08 Tue 11:54

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