LOOKING TO THE SOUTH is a handmade device of the same size and shape of my cellphone. Pointing this piece against the light, it reveals some open holes shaping the exact proportions of the constellation “Cruz del Sur” (Crux) and its adjacent part of the sky. This constellation is only visible from the southern hemisphere of the planet, and sailors used it as a navigator’s compass indicating the south pole.
This work was made during an artist residency (H) in the desert of Atacama (where my mother lives), to be sent then to Berlin (Germany), reflecting in this way a symbol of communication of the place from where I am (Chile).
This piece is made in perforated inox plate, textured by hole patterns. Where Some of them were covered letting others open, thus alluding the nature of the binary code, a logic used by programmers as a form of architecture to create and structure spaces of human meetings and interactions in the Internet.
This work must obey a condition to keep its function: To remain in the Northern hemisphere of the planet.