Where to Go

2016
12 wall sculptures
Stainless steel, found stones & sea shells
Different dimensions
Unique

The thirteen sculptures of the series Where to Go (2016) associate traditional Polynesian and Micronesian nautical charts with data from the Kepler telescope mission. On these stick charts created as early as 1000 B.C. and used to navigate the Pacific archipelagos, islands are represented by small shells at the intersections of sticks, and ocean swells by diagonal and curved sticks. The Kepler spacecraft, meanwhile, was launched in 2009 by NASA to discover and study  exoplanets (planets outside our solar system) orbiting other stars in our galaxy. Inspired by its findings, with these thirteen sculptures Adrien Missika maps out not the sea, but the cosmos and the location of  potentially habitable exoplanets, here represented by lava rocks, pieces of marble, and seashells that the artist has collected over the course of his travels; their orbits are represented by thin strips of stainless steel.

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Alpha Pomssen- 2016, stainless steel, stones, 136 x 138 cm, Unique

Aquarii Mare Extra, 2016, stainless steel, shells, 137 x 116 cm, unique

Gliese Pantelleria, 2016, stainless steel, lava stones, paint, 128 x 101 cm, unique

Kepler 11 Amazoncom, 2016, stainless steel, stones, 108 x 110 cm, unique

Helvetios Pentelicus, 2016, stainless steel, marble, 92 x 114 cm, unique

Lich Kawaii, 2016, stainless steel, lava stones, paint, 133 x 143 cm, unique

Le Trident de Neptune, 2016, stainless steel, shells, coral, 130 x 90 cm, unique

Mu de l’Autel Epoxycore, 2016, stainless steel, epoxy, 82 x 100 cm, unique

Proxima Stromboli, 2016, stainless steel, lava stones, paint, 139 x 145 cm, unique

Ran Concha, 2016, stainless steel, shells, clay, 152 x 108 cm, unique

Rho Cancri Atlanticus, 2016, stainless steel, shells, 122 x 76 cm, unique

Titawin Ontake, 2016, stainless steel, lava stones, 160 x 104 cm, unique

Syracure Trappist 1, 2016, stainless steel, ceramic, 109 x 82 cm, unique

Gliese Pantelleria, detail

Le Trident de Neptune, detail

Le Trident de Neptune, detail

Mu de l'Autel Epoxycore, detail

Kepler 11 Amazoncom, detail

Ran Concha, detail

Rho Cancri Atlanticus, detail