Mining in space and a growing amount of space debris forming like a planetary ring orbiting planet Earth. Humans are present in outer space today more than ever before.
Do we consider it a threat, and who or what poses a threat?
The Danish artist Amalie Jakobsen presents her solo-exhibition COSMIC COASTLINE at GL STRAND and brings our rapidly growing presence in space up for discussion.
The exhibition is centred around the seemingly paradoxical influences of the space industry on our lives.
With a carefully choreographed landscape of sculptures and animated films, Amalie Jakobsen highlights the growing human presence in space: the growing interest in exploration, mining asteroids, technological development, conflicted by the possible threat of the increased amount of space debris posed by mining, and the accumulation of satellites in planet Earth’s lower orbit.
A series of marble sculptures in various sizes challenge our common notion of materials from outer space, and the space industry’s insatiable hunt for water and valuable minerals from asteroids. At the center of the exhibition, a complex satellite sculpture engages the visitors with an interactive robotic performance, while a two-channel animated video highlights the future perspectives of space technology in poetic and unsettling ways.
Amalie Jakobsen (b.1989) lives and works in Berlin. She holds a BA from Goldsmiths, University of London,
and has participated in several exhibitions in Denmark and internationally. She is represented in several Danish
collections and has created several decorations for public buildings in Denmark.