Oliver van den Berg

Oliver van den Berg

#Star Projector

THUWAL, SAUDI ARABIA

Setting the tone for the ground floor of the University’s research lab, Oliver van den Berg collaborated with UAP Brisbane to deliver Star Projector. Based on an actual apparatus used for projecting an accurate image of the night sky in large planetariums, the 5.7m steel and aluminum structure has all the appearance of futuristic technology without the function. Reduced to pure form, it reflects something of the nature of the human beings who created it.

Star Projector speaks of humanity’s shared desire for knowledge and the unknowable and acknowledges the legacy of Arabic scholars and scientists in the fields of astronomy and science.

#Project summary

Creative

Oliver van den Berg

Artwork Title

Star Projector

Project

KAUST International Art Program

Client

Saudi Aramco

Year

2009

Location

Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

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