American artist Trevor Paglen has decided to create a sculpture similar to a sword that reflects the sunlight and sends it to the universe.
Because the human being had the ability to do so, he enjoyed sending things into space. These include satellites, rockets, cars, news, etc. However, Soon it will become the first art statue we could see from our homes on Earth.
It's a project by American artist Trevor Paglen. This man worked for three years with the Nevada Art Museum to build his most ambitious project: Orbital reflector, a statue designed to go into space.
Orbital Reflector is a structure about 100 meters long in the form of a diamond (or sword)It is a structure capable of deploying and inflating a balloon that forms the bulk of its sizeThe balloon is additionally made of polyethylene terephthalate, a type of highly reflective plastic. That is, it can reflect the sunlight on Earth.
This last characteristic is really important for the author. Paglen argues that the idea is that the statue can be seen from the planet without the need for a telescopeIn essence, she masks herself as if it were another star in the sky.
It is known that the launch of the statue is scheduled for the first of December. Whoever takes it to the universe will be nothing more and nothing less than the Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket. On this day, they will reach nearly 600 kilometers, where they will be released into the orbit of the planet.
Of course, this project has attracted many people's attention in these years, The members of the scientific communities are calling this action a "purely aesthetic project that only adds to the ton of impurities that are already in space"This is true, since it is estimated that there are at least 5,000 tons already distributed on at least 17,500 items that are floating there.
Moreover, it is criticized that it is a project without any obvious purpose. Something other than satellites conducting military, climatological, telecommunication and other analysis. With an $ 1.3 million investment, it's natural for people to wonder if it costs so much.
Paglen and the museum objected that the statue would not be in the universe forever. Actually, it is programmed to enter the atmosphere of the Earth after two weeks and collapses. In addition, for artists, this project represents a sample of "awareness of what is already in the universe."
Do you think it's an art show that's worth seeing, or do you consider it a waste of time and money?