Elinor Salomon

Elinor Salomon (1987, IL / PT) is an artist, designer, researcher, and graduate of the master Non Linear Narrative

Interview Elinor Salomon

Elinor Salomon interviewed by Benjamin Earl during the Graduation Show 2021 at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK).

In the Zenith – Slow Down, Don’t Get Burned

Graduation project 2020-2021 by Elinor Salomon
3 channel video installation

The intensifying use of Earth’s orbital space by an accelerating space industry gives rise to a plethora of new visual phenomena in the zenith – the vertical space above us. Amateur observers witness these phenomena with wonder and excitement, when in fact they are caused by human-made instruments ascending or descending into the atmosphere.

What are these visual signs trying to tell us? What meaning can we decipher from these aesthetic disruptions in regards to the state of the planet – the unsustainable economy, the pollution, and the lack of regulation for an accelerating industry?

Slow Down, Don't Get Burned is a collection of visual evidence made by fellow humans and astronomical observatories, arranged according to their spatial distribution. The project presents tools for interpreting these spectacular phenomena, asking us to look beyond the spectacle, at the human and non-human interactions that cause them.

Slow Down, Don’t Get Burned, NLN Graduation project 2020-2021 by Elinor Salomon
Installation view, KABK Graduation Show 2021, photo: Roel Backaert
Slow Down, Don’t Get Burned, NLN Graduation project 2020-2021 by Elinor Salomon
Installation view, KABK Graduation Show 2021, photo: Roel Backaert

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