Axis Mvndi

COSMIC RADIO SCULPTURES - 2017

Antenna, waves, space.

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SYNOPSIS

Axis Mvndi is a device that sends radio waves in space in order to draw shapes at a cosmic scale. By playing on the position of the antennas and emission times, ancient cosmological model are materialized into space and become autonomous forms in infinite movement. Axis Mvndi proposes a theoretical and artistic shift on the use of electromagnetic waves through the broadcasting of waves that will never be received. They are used for their greater specificity: their traveling at the speed of light.

The shapes drawn by Axis Mvndi correspond to representations of the universe imagined between antiquity and the Middle Ages: Babylonian constellations, seas of the Hindu cosmic egg, Greek crystal spheres or polyhedrons of Kepler. Using modern techniques to project these figures in space, Axis Mvndi is positioned as a poetic realization of these ancient representations.

The project is taking the shapes of an installation setting a big antenna in movement, recorded performances and a web platform allowing to visualize in real time all the broadcasted waves.

INSTALLATION

In progress

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INTERVENTION 2 : LUNAR AND SOLAR WHEELS

03/2017 : 6B - ST Denis - France

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This movie documents the realization - thanks to radio waves - of the antique cosmological model of solar and lunar wheels. By broadcasting precisely orientated waves into space, the old representation of the Universe by Anaximander of Milet is realized around Earth under the shape of a cosmic sculpture made with electrical energy.

INTERVENTION 1 : FIRST TEST

09/2016 : Eleonore boat - Linz - Austria

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SUPPORTED BY

. CNES / Observatoire de l'espace
. Eleonore / StadtWerStatt
. DICREAM / Aide au développement