Satelliten by Quadrature

There are over one thousand operational satellites orbiting the Earth. However, despite their application, they remain mostly invi,br>sible from the Earth. Satelliten is a real time drawing machine. It consists of an autonomous system that traces passing satellites onto physical maps. Satelliten calculates the sheer number of satellites that pass by its location, as informed by a database produced by the US air force. Created using a number of tools such as grbl maps, atlas, stepper motors, motor drivers, electronics, sensors, aluminum, Arduino microcontrollers and Mini Pc, the machine in an area of approximately 10 square centimeters, draws the path of these passing satellites in realtime on paper. The result is a drawing that reveals physical traces of another manifestation of humanity, a layer of existence that may one day override the current one.
Recorded data from satellites passing over Tehran in October 2015.
Single edition, Pen on map.

 

(/ˈnuqt'a/) is a colloquial term used in Farsi meaning dot.
A Project by NULLSIGHT, Media arts collective from Tehran, collection of conceptual, practical, and technology-oriented objects, contributing to the promotion of the media-art business.
What defines the identity of distinction is where the self ends and the other begins: the point in which the individual body and the social framework is shaped. NOXTE is based on this idea of liberation of bodies and going beyond boundaries.
The mystical revelation & free exploration of mind & soul while experiencing the trauma of living in the third world country, limitations, boundaries and different kind of social orders, are what NOXTE is trying to observe & share as a different value of art.
The idea of going beyond the boundaries, ignoring the reality & seeking in deeper concepts is the manifest in how the works are selected: the objects that lost their original function for their were merely used decoratively; similar to body itself that is now an old-fashioned entity, falling to pieces in different frameworks.