A triptych of iPad paintings printed on aluminum with Augmented Reality layer (1 x1.5 meters)
The Astronaut is a tragic figure; a modern symbol of our lost innocence/defunct spiritual selves; a representative of the current state of our society.
We are all connected and yet separate, searching the void, dependent on technology to lead us through the darkness.
We think the space suit protects us, but in fact the real accomplishment would be to lose it altogether; it is cumbersome and limiting.
Corporate and social media logos are plastered in the place of flags and organizations.
They are our sponsors and our new moral compass.
The Astronauts in this series practice mudras (sacred hand gestures). Each has individual meaning, but generally express our attempts and limited success at connecting with something bigger than ourselves.
The viewer is invited to join the astronaut in a (head)space walk via their own technology. A free custom app for iPhone, iPad, Android devices reveals extra layers of content.