GE462615 is an intriguing and mysterious object, like a meteor landed on earth, which is about to reveal and share with us a message coming from the sky. It invites to a new reading of the time, which attaches to the positioning of the zodiacal constellations, the sideral time, which breaks with the earthly temporal system.
It is a fictional response to the Voyager disc sent into space by NASA in 1977, and which was a compilation of terrestrial sounds.
This project was created for the exhibition: The Art of Celestial Mechanics for Vacheron Constantin and directed by Studio Formafantasma, presented on the occasion of the 27th Salon international de la haute horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva, January 2017.
GE462615 is the fruit of a collaboration with Jenna Kaes and Weijie Wang; with the help of French astrophysicist Sylvie Vauclair and composer Claude-Samuel Lévine.
Aluminum, cast aluminum
ECAL / 2016
Photos with white background: © ECAL/Younes Klouche
Photos with set: © Cedric Widemer