Skies over Snaefell
26 May 2012 - 31 March 2013
Art installation at museum
Artist: Allard van Hoorn
Collaboration between Dutch artist Allard van Hoorn and Scanner. This light-installation is a continuous growing rendering of Internet-indexed images of the skies over the mountain / glacier / volcano Snaefell in Iceland. Computer software separates the skies from land using
pattern-recognition software and translates the image in an screen of 32 by 64 pixels, over
2000 LED lamps.
These images are made by anonymous tourists, scientists, locals, admirers and passersby.
They are collected as the perpetually growing portrait of the mountain / glacier / volcano
Snaefell in Iceland where Jules Verne starts his journey to the centre of the earth and the
NASA trains its astronauts before going to the moon in 1969