Peter Weibel «Orbital Sculpture» 1985.


The Meteosat weather satellite sends real time images of the earth – the macrocosm. These images are shown on the monitor in the right fingernail. On the monitor of the left fingernail, images of the microcosm are shown. Fingernails as monitors of the future – reason is, that in the telematic culture the scaling is variable. Micro- and macrocosm are equally in size.


Peter Weibel, Orbital Sculpture V, 1988, two polyester fingers, fingernail monitors, satellite and satellite antenna, videoplayer with microscopic images, the other live reception of satellite Earth images.