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THE MAP OF THE SKY

 

In this work I used the photograph Hubble Ultra-Deep Field, taken with the Hubble Space Telescope. It is one of the famous series of four farthest-reaching astronomical images produced in daylight using this device: the distance from Earth of the depicted objects is roughly 13 billion light years. The photographs were a breakthrough in space research, confirming the Hubble’s law (the universe expands at an increasing rate) and the cosmological principle (the universe is homogenous when viewed on a very large scale), among other observations. Despite their scientific nature, the images soon spread beyond the elite, highly specialised circles and reached lots of viewers. As beautiful, imagination-firing pictures, before long they became iconic.

 
The Map of the Sky consists of a several dozen objects, or samples. The structure of the work, however, remains open, since the number of elements is potentially infinite. Therefore, the shape and the size of the installation are never definite.