We Are All Astronauts

Installation view: We Are All Astronauts (found globes made of glass, plastic, paper and wood, steel base with MDF board; dust from abraded globes surface and international mineral sandpaper), Centre Culture Suisse, Paris, France, 2014



We Are All Astronauts, a title inspired by the writing of Buckminster Fuller, is composed of 13 abraded world globes, which seem to be floating over a table. The globes date from 1890 to 2011, and the artist has sanded their successive and shifting geopolitical contours until their carefully drawn territories disappeared from their surfaces. To do so, he created a special, “international sandpaper” with mineral samples from all UN recognized countries, a remnant from one of his previous works, Monument – Sedimentation Of Floating Worlds (2013). The dust created by the abrasion gently settled on the table beneath the globes, creating new, yet to be defined cartographies.

Installation view: We Are All Astronauts (13 found globes made of glass, plastic, paper and wood, steel base with MDF board; dust from abraded globes surface and international mineral sandpaper), Centre Culture Suisse, Paris, France, 2014

Installation view: We Are All Astronauts (found globes made of glass, plastic, paper and wood, steel base with MDF board; dust from abraded globes surface and international mineral sandpaper), Centre Culture Suisse, Paris, France, 2014

Installation view: We Are All Astronauts, Art Basel, Miami Beach, USA, 2013