Arrière grand, 2015
Installation with motor of Super Polaris, newspapers, box of control and wires
Variable dimensions of the whole installation Plinth in acrylic glass 70 x 40 x 40 cm
Motor and newspapers 40 x 32 x 28 cm env.
Box on floor 13 x 30 x 26 cm
Arrière grand exploits a Super Polaris engine, a tool that allows a telescope to follow the race of a star. Geffriaud lines up this telescope between two stars, Astérope and HIP 77213, which are on an imaginary line that passes on either side of the Earth. Thus ‘Arrière grand’ follows two stars, two points that are based on a still segment in the galaxy, the movement’s motor revealing that of the Earth. When we look through the newspaper tube, our pupil is in the alignment of Astérope and HIP 77213.