THE FINAL FRONTIER

2005

nylon, 150 x 250 x 70 cm    

a nylon model of the Voyage spacecraft from the popular Star Trek series, hangs from the ceiling of the gallery

obvious seams can be seen at the places where different parts of the spacecraft were joined together

the air is pumped in through a hose attached to the base of the sculpture, giving it volume

cobbled up seams leak air on all sides

as much as it may look like a spacecraft it is in fact inflated balloon full of holes

the work is a criticism of the illusion of power and progress, of superficiality wrapped up and presented as a brilliant achievement