WELCOME TO THE TECHNOSPHERE
THE TECHNOSPHERE

A place that is not a place,  a virtual space.  Actual -  physical space has become nearly unnecessary.    Yet the  
idea of space is important.   Business  and all facets of life served instantly.   A pictorial and infinite space /
expandable and retractable.   Life compartmentalized.   A metaphor for Western culture itself -  A visual upper half
of the Earth.  A hemisphere of the global culture.

Welcome to  the TECHNOSPHERE.
         INSTALLATION VIEWS OF THE TECHNOSPHERE,
NO STANDING
THE TECHNOSPHERE  INSTALLATION WAS THE
FIRST VERSION OF THE DOME SPACE AS A REAL
THREE-DIMENSIONAL PLACE A VIEWER COULD
PHYSICALLY VISIT AND WALK INTO.  THE INTERIOR
COMPRISED THE THREE NECESSITIES OF MODERN
LIFE: THE CHAIR, TV(S), AND A WORKING
REFRIGERATOR.

THE VIEWER COULD SIT AND SEE FIVE VIDEOS
PLAYING SIMULTANEOUSLY CREATING A VAST
BARRAGE OF IMAGERY.  SANDBERG MAKES VIDEOS
FROM FOUND FOOTAGE, VIDEO CAPTURED FROM
TELEVISED BROADCASTS, AND FOOTAGE HE
SHOOTS HIMSELF.

THE MAIN VIDEO, MADE SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS
SHOW, TITLED "ORBITAL WORLD" DEPICTS
REPEATING FOOTAGE OF THE EARTH'S ORBIT OF
THE SUN.    RELATING THE MOVEMENT OF EARTH
TO OUR OWN AROUND OUR HOME AND OUR
TYPICAL PERSONAL ORBITS TO AND FROM WORK
PERHAPS.   THIS SPACE IS OUR OWN NUCLEUS.  A
MICROCOSM WE INHABIT.
COMPLIMENTARY BEVERAGE
POSTER MADE FOR TECHNOSPHERE   INSTALLATION
RETURN
ARTIST STATEMENT / 2010:

Earth, our biosphere mediated by Technology becomes virtual creating Technosphere(s).
By examining this space we create with our environment and technology patterns emerge. These patterns
are symbols, icons, perhaps a new language.

Communication today via mass media, internet, and telecommunications we can communicate with
increasing speed this is changing humanity and how we interact.


Objects become more important: phones, computers, TVs, cameras, appliances, satellites, chairs. These
are used daily and become part of our existence. An artificial life emerges connected to our own. Have we
become super-humans or maybe are we hosts for electronic parasites?

Space is less important but the illusion of space is key. The TECHNOSPHERE is place that is not a place. A
virtual space. Physical space has become nearly unnecessary. Yet the idea of space is important. A
pictorial and infinite space expandable and retractable. A metaphor for Western culture itself. A
hemisphere of global culture.


Welcome to The TECHNOSPHERE.


Blake Sandber
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