Within the millions of signals carrying information that riddle our space, we find the data of business and financial transactions, often of a speculative nature.
Suspended in the air, Agnieszka Kurant’s meteorites reflect on a virtual space that recently has become an object of speculation: air rights. In some countries, real estate property interests include both rights over the land and the intangible space that rises vertically above it.
Cosmicomics, a series of short stories by Italo Calvino written between 1963 and 1964, takes on some scientific concepts of the time, but from a lighter, less abstract perspective. The Meteorites, for example, with its characters Qfwfq, Xha and Wha, proposes an amusing genesis for Earth in which fragments of celestial bodies play an important role.
Flamingo Capsule, 1970
Oil on canvas and aluminized Mylar
290 x 701 x 98.5 cm
Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa
Photo: Erika Barahona Ede
© FMGB Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa