Zoned Present

Archival satellite images, photographic records of the sky | Metal, wood structure, electronics

Zoned Present is a work series that responds to the invisible human construction and intersection of time zones. This project uses an antenna to receive signals from satellites travelling beyond earth’s atmosphere.

These orbiting satellites are known to opprorate in GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) or UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) as its standardised time. In this sense, the concept of time fragments into floating pieces in the sky, as each satellite orbits in outer space, where there are no clear definitions of territories and time zones. On the ground, I attempt to receive a series of satellite images broadcast from weather satellites (NOAA 15, NOAA 18) occasionally flying through the above end of GMT time zone in space. Simultaneously, I take photographic records of the sky from the opposite margin.

Juxtaposing images from the ground and from the sky, I join two perspectives that look for each other but cannot see each other; at the same time corss-refference a defining volume and moment of «present».