Maarten Vanden Eynde

Cosmic Connection

2016
Metal, recycled telephone and computer circuit boards
800 x 300 x 800 cm

Several thousands of satellites are in orbit around Earth, but only a very small fraction is still working. Cosmic Connection visualises a Utopian attempt in the far future to reconnect to the sky. Remnants of the technological revolution (in the form of circuit boards of telephones and computers) are soldered together to form a possible receiver for signals from lost satellites. It also draws inspiration from humanities eternal search for other life forms in the Universe and looks at our own origin and evolution as stardust.