In collaboration with Orhan “aib” Kavrakoğlu & Sujin Seo

The work “call out” is about the “new” satellite system 'Starlink' which spreads around the world and builds a huge network/ swarm in our orbit to connect the world virtually. SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, wants to place 11,927 satellites until 2027 in our orbit (and they additionally applied for 30,000 further satellites). Satellites are a huge chance for mankind, but there are also a lot of unanswered questions yet. Who is in control of the satellites? Satellites are communicating among each other and they are communicating to the earth and collecting data. But what data do they collect? The orbit is a no man's land and legally similar to the arctic – it is a „free“ space which does not really own a country and no one can make a claim.

Who owns the space and who is allowed to use this space under which control? The company SpaceX is creating this huge network of satellites in a „free“ space which lays like a grid around the earth. This inevitably impacts one of our greatest global commons: outer space. Since 1967, which was a decade after the first satellite, Sputnik, was launched, the outer space treaty provides the basic framework for international space law, but countries have been increasingly allowing commercial endeavours under their own regulations and a full-out private space race is already on. 
The project encompasses five visually captivating scenes that dynamically depict satellites in real-time. As these satellites intersect each other's paths, symbolic explosions materialize, generating debris in space. Furthermore, the artwork undergoes a compelling transformation, becoming overwhelmed when the system detects an excessive number of satellites. This overload introduces perilous moments, crashes, and potential data loss. Visually, this is manifested through the presence of snow crash and RGB noise reminiscent of the distortions experienced on television or monitors when data is compromised.

The project incorporates a custom-built system designed to track satellites and map them onto LED stalks. The entire work is meticulously coded from scratch, avoiding the use of pre-made visual software. Additionally, a sophisticated multichannel surround system complements the visuals by sonifying the satellites based on their respective positions.

The series was shown in various forms at Art&Tech Days, Slovakia, BOZAR Brussels (Center of fine Arts), Belgium, Waterfestival Burgas, Bulgaria, Aaron Gallery Tehran, Iran, Planta Projects, Lleida