Pale Blue Dot
Spatial installation
Preding, Austria, 2018

Wallpainting on the main facade of Schloss Hornegg.

Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken on February 14, 1990, by the Voyager 1 space probe from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometers (3.7 billion miles, 40.5 AU), as part of that day's Family Portrait series of images of the Solar System. In the photograph, Earth's apparent size is less than a pixel; the planet appears as a tiny dot against the vastness of space, among bands of sunlight reflected by the camera.

Technical realisation: Bernhard Wolf / Georg Dinstl

Pictures: Julia Gaisbacher

Artist talk: Christiane Kada, Markus Waitschacher

Sponsor: HBV Arbeitsbühnen

Many thanks to Christiane Kada, Marie-Therese Holler, Heinrich Holler, Georg Dinstl, Julia Gaisbacher, Markus Waitschacher, Monique Fessl, David Reumüller and OchoReSotto.
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