Figures After Gravity’s Rainbow
“Figures After Gravity’s Rainbow” is an ongoing series of photographs to examine the question of what is able to unleash the aesthetic and sociopolitical utopias of the universe/space. For me, the universe is primarily a symbolic space. For centuries, dreams and visions of people were about this, exploring worlds beyond the earth or even intending to colonize other planets. Otherwise, most people, including me, have seen the outer space only from the earth. What remains to me, is the imagination in everyday life: salt shakers, egg cups, thermos jugs and various vases to imagine strange worlds with bizarre everyday objects of the 1970s and 80s. Their outward appearance seems to recall the times when plastic and abstract interface design suggested ease, flexibility and a joyful future.