Shipwrecked Spaceship on Remote Planet as Last Evidence of Human Civilisation (with inscription: “Space Conquered”), 2006
laquer and marker on aluminium, bolts, flash
180 x 170 x
In around 5 billion years, after the apocalypse, at a time when our solar system has collapsed and only dust remains - with nothing other left as evidence of human civilisation – this is probable: At some point humans have managed to launch a spacecraft to travel beyond our own planet system; this having crash landed in a deserted place out there somewhere, its remains now the absolute last remnants of our existence. The inscription “space conquered” also relates to modern sculpture’s quest for conquering space in a more earthbound manner.