Arnar Ómarsson

Vanishing Point unfolds the material notion of the Earth as it is mediated through digital environments. By taking the remote gaze of aerial and satellite images as a point of departure the work opens up a dialogue between digital and physical reading of environments with the intent to establish a space for a critical study of the convergence of the two. The work uses a digital mediation of a specific site as a tool to investigate how technical apparatuses expand on the perception of materiality in the context of Earth studies. The research subject of the work is a launch platform on the south coast of Iceland where rockets were launched into space in the mid 60s. The concrete platform embodies the infrastructural and metaphysical expansion of the human gaze as it is a site of literal and conceptual departure from the Earth’s surface.