A time and location sensitive video installation and corresponding iOS App that superimposes two forms of waste, one earth-bound (electronic waste) and the other celestial (orbital debris). Junkspace draws attention to these two forms of waste and to the huge scale of the problems they pose. Using orbital debris tracking data published by NORAD and the GPS coordinates of the exhibition venue, the movement of e-waste on screen aligns with the orbital path of actual pieces of debris in orbit relative to the viewer’s location. As an installation, animated electronic objects are projected onto a screen (or projected on a translucent material adhered to a window in the space). As a piece of e-waste moves across the center of the screen, a corresponding satellite/rocket name, country of origin, and launch date appears at the bottom of the screen. Viewers can also download the free iOS JUNKSPACE App to obtain more detailed information on the original purpose of the satellite or rocket. The App allows viewers to see more of the sky as they move the device around. Additionally, the mobile App draws attention to the impending obsolescence of the very device upon which the project is viewed.
programming cooperation: Neal McDonald
Lynn Cazabon creates work using a diversity of media and methodologies, including photography, video, audio, web, mobile applications, installation and public art. She received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and undergraduate degrees from the University of Michigan, and is currently Associate Professor of Art at University of Maryland Baltimore County. Her work has been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally in museums and galleries for the past 20 years and she has received numerous grants and fellowships, including a Fulbright Scholar Award, a Rubys Media Arts Grant from the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, individual artists grants from the Maryland State Arts Council, a Future of the Present Grant from Franklin Furnace Archives, a Camargo Foundation Fellowship and a Core Fellowship from the Glassell School of Art/Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She has received artist residency fellowships from the Klondike Institute for Art and Culture, Playa, Jentel Foundation, The MacDowell Colony, Fundacion Valparaiso, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Yaddo, and Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Her work is featured in a number of books and exhibition catalogs and is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.