engravings in glass, digital print on vegetal paper, 2015
25 x 30 cm each
Scanlines shows formerly classified reconnaissance satellite trajectories as glass engravings over multiplied imagery of current or former crisis regions. The work plays with the visual aesthetics of the codification of aerial trajectories through the Global Positioning System (GPS) and reminds us that reconnaissance through satellites is not only taking place in areas of military operations, but is in fact a ubiquituos phenomenon. Moreover, multiplied fly-bys of satellites create a multitude of images of the same territory in time, therefore adding a time dimension to the trajectory as the data in the imagery data bases increases.
The series consists of the following parts
Scanlines I (Aleppo)
Scanlines II (Baghdad)
Scanlines III (Tripoli)