‘New Random Catalog of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars’ is an installation and a study room design in an imaginary future, where numerical, distorted or randomly produced data is seen as a poem. The project was named after the system used by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 to classify deep space objects still used today.
The viewer travels through an intricate map prepared from a virtual catalog of objects such as star systems, black holes, nebulae, open or spherical star clusters on galactic scales. On the other hand, astronomical observation reports, distorted data, IP addresses, symbols and icons resembling the early periods of the internet, guide the viewer.
The feeling of being in a processor [input-output] where images are not processed or yet processed and only the data is in and out, converts the language of the space into a binary and function-oriented setup. This eliminates all possible situations that will interrupt the work or create confusion. Clustered groups, data deficiencies, errors, and timelessness in which data do not relate to each other are felt by the viewer as a kind of data dystopia.
© BURAK DİKİLİTAŞ — 2023